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Country Information Benin

 Map Benin:
Map Benin

Capital:Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government

Geography Benin:
Continent:Africa
Location:Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo
Area:114,763 km²
Geographic coordinates:9 30 Nord, 2 15 Ost
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mont Sokbaro 658 m

People Benin:
Population:7,250,033
Language(s):French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)

Economy Benin:
Currency:Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF); note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Currency code:XOF

Miscellaneous Benin:
Country code plate:DY
Internet country code:.bj