The Republic of Benin is located on the west coast of Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north and the Bight of Benin to the south.
Land Area in Benin
Agriculture 33,400 square kilometres
Forest 22,214 square kilometres
Water 2000 square kilometres
Other land 530006 Square kilometres
Total Land area 110,620 square kilometres
Benin is divided into 12 departments and subdivided into 77 communes with Alibori as the largest and northernmost department of Benin covering an area of 25,683 square kilometres, followed by Borgou covering an area of 25,310 square kilometres and Littoral is the smallest department covering 79 square kilometres
Benin has ten mountain peaks with Mount Sokbaro being the highest at 658 meters.
Longest River: River Oueme
Largest Lake: Lake Nokoue
National Parks: Benin has two national Parks with Pendjari National Park being the biggest