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Benin Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government
Government Republic under multiparty democratic rule
Currency Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)
Area total: 112,620 km2
water: 2,000 km2
land: 110,620 km2
Population 7,862,944 (July 2006 est.)
Language French (official), Fon, Yoruba, other tribal languages
Religion Indigenous beliefs (Animism & Voodoo) 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20%
Electricity 220
Calling Code 229
Time Zone GMT+1

Benin is a country in West Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.


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