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Benin got its name from an ancient Empire called Benin. Benin is a long narrow country with a short coastline on the gulf of Guinea. The capital city is Porto-Novo and their currency is CFA franc. The country occupies a total area of 114,763 km and lies between latitudes 6 and 13N, and longitudes 0 and 4E. Every year the fishermen catch about 39,000 tons of fish along the coast of Benin. The approximate population of Benin is 10,879,829. Betamaribe or Somba is one of the first ethnic groups to settle in Benin. The main languages are French, Fon, Bariba, Yoruba, Adja, Fulani. The largest city of Benin is Cotonou.

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Benin Education Fund

Launched in 1998, non profit organization provides scholarships and educational support to ambitious students in rural West Africa.


Benin newspapers for information on local issues, politics, events, celebrations, people and business.

Gives detailed information on news, map, travel, facts, leaders, video, culture, geography, museums and more.

Country Briefings - Angola

Resource for news and comments on business and economics as well as country profile, background material, surveys, currency converter and web resources.

Embassy of Benin

Provides news, information and photos about the Republic of Benin Embassy to the United States as well as Benins culture, tourism, trade and more.

Health Information for Travelers

Official US Government health advice information including travel notices, planning a trip to Benin, vaccine preventable diseases, precautions and health news.

NationMaster-Africa Benin

Specialized in providing countries profile including facts, statistics, maps, geographical details, cultural information and more.

The business directory for Benin education, health care, hotels, restaurants, professional consultancy, raw materials and agriculture, services, transport and more.

Travel Guide to Benin-Africa

Situated in West Africa on the northern coast of the Gulf of Guinea, providing visitor information including details on climate, visas, accommodation, car hire and more.

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