Benin Profile

Benin Profile

Benin officially known as the Republic of Benin is found inWest Africa. It is a rectangular country bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east Burkina Faso and Niger to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

Benin covers a total land area of 112,622 square kilometers where 110,622 square kilometers are land cover and 2,000 square kilometers are water cover. The country has a 121 kilometercoastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of close to 10 million people according to 2013 population estimates.

The weatherinBenin is characterized as being hot and humid. Temperatures range between 22° C and 35° C. The North is hotter than the rest of the country and temperatures there may rise to a high of 40° C.

The official language of Benin is French.

General Information about Benin has been summarized to include the following;


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