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Benin

Benin (Republic of Benin, République du Bénin) 

Country in West Africa. Has access to the Benin Gulf of Guinea. It has borders with Burkina Faso and Niger, in the east - with Nigeria, in the west - with Togo. Capital - Porto-Novo, but the government is located in Cotonou, the largest city in the country. Main types of tourism in the country - excursions extreme safari.

General information

The location, grounds and landscape 

Country in West Africa, which has borders with Burkina Faso and Niger, to the east - with Nigeria, to the west - with Togo. South coast is washed by the Gulf of Guinea.

The country's territory is 112 622 km². 

Geographically, the country is divided into five natural regions: the coastal region, the plateau area ("La Terre de Barre"), elevated plateau with wooded savannah in the north, a hilly area in the north-west ("Atacora") and the fertile plains of the Niger in the northeast.

Population: over 9 million 740 thousand people.

CapitalPorto-Novo, Cotonou (residence of the President, the government and foreign embassies).

Biggest cities Porto-Novo, Cotonou.

Languages: French, also are very spread national languages ​​- Fon, Yoruba, Somba and others.

Religion: Christian 42.8%, Muslim 24.4%, 17.3% Voodoo, other 15.5%.

Time zoneUTC +1.

Calling code: +229.

Currency: CFA franc.

Credit card payment systemsVisa, MasterCard, American Express.

Tours in the direction of: Benin