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Benin, officially the Republic of Benin is a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey (until 1975) or Dahomania. It has a small coast line with the Bight of Benin in the south, borders Togo in the west, Nigeria in the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger in the north. The capital is Porto Novo, but the seat of government is Cotonou.
West Africa. The hinterland of Benin runs north from Coastal strip on the Atlantic Ocean. Togo is located to the west of the Benin, Nigeria to the east and upper Volta and Niger to the north.
Sandbanks create difficult access to a coast with no natural harbors, river mouths, or islands.
Tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north.
French, African Language
Places to Visit
Cotonou, Parakau, Porto-Nova.
Porto-Nova International Air Port
ISD codes & International time