Tag: Benin

About: Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of vodun (aka voodoo) and home to the Dahomey Kingdom, reigning from 1600-1900. In Abomey, Dahomey’s former capital, the Historical Museum occupies 2 royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom’s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park is a safari destination with elephants, hippos and lions.
Source: Wikipedia.

Capital: Porto-Novo

Population: 10.32 million (2013) World Bank

Currency: West African CFA franc

Official language: French

Neighboring countries: Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger

Tourism: Find accommodation, adventure, attraction, and safari operators on the Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory.

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