Benin Directory

The Republic of Benin is located in the Western part of the African continent. It is located between 6 deg and 13 deg N latitudes and 0 deg and 4 deg E longitudes. It is spread over an area of about 110,000 sq kms. The population of Benin is about 9 million. The country shares its boundaries with Togo, Nigeria, Niger and Burkin Faso. The capital of the country is Porto Novo. Cotonou is the largest city in Benin. French is the official language of the land. Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in the country. It has a multiparty democracy form of Government. Agriculture is the main source of employment and income for the people of Benin.

Site Listings
  • AllAfrica.com - Benin : Provides news and information on politics, economy, trade, business, sports, current events, travel for global audience.

  • Benin Education Fund : Launched in 1998, non profit organization provides scholarships and educational support to ambitious students in rural West Africa.

  • 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.

  • Lonely Planet - Benin : Resource for Benin travel and tourism information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport, weather and much more.

  • NationMaster - Africa: Benin : Specialized in providing countries profile including facts, statistics, maps, geographical details, cultural information and much more.

  • School of African Heritage : Non governmental international organisation, located in Porto-Novo, Benin, providing details of departments, projects, reports, planning, news as well as services in the area of safeguarding and enhancement of African cultural heritage.

  • Travel Advice - Benin : Featuring travel advice including information on entry and exit requirements, crime, safety, security, medical insurance, health information and embassy location.

  • 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 much more.

  • Traveling Luck - Africa: Benin : Located in Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo, featuring information on places, safety, travel, entry requirements and travel description.

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