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Basic Information:
Official Name: Republic of Benin
Population: 10,323,000
Area: 112,620 km2
Capital City: Porto-Novo
Major Religion: Indigenous Beliefs (majority), Christianity, Islam
Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF)
Exchange Rate: N/A
Time Zone: GMT +1
Current time: 09:08am
Phone Country Dialing Code: 229
Region: Africa
Language: French
Useful Travel Phrases in: French

Climate (Porto-Novo):

Practical Travel Information:
Official Tourism Website:
Electricity: 220V
Electrical Socket:
Travel Cost: $$ ($ = cheap, $$$$$ = expensive)
Main Attractions:
  • Royal Palaces of Abomey

Health Advisory:
  • Yellow Fever (Vaccination certificate may be required if coming from infected area)