Benin: all about this country and its main places!

latitude: 9.22456 / longitude: 2.31

General information


This country represents 0.14% of the world's population with about 10,653,654 individuals.


There are UNESCO listed sites in this country: Royal Palaces of Abomey.


The local currency (XOF) is represented by the symbol FCFA. In 2021 the GDP was $17,144,918,952 USD, which ranks it number 115 in the world.


Here are the different languages spoken in the country: French. Country territory measures 112,622 km², they don't use a postcode system and the main cities are: Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Comé, Porto Novo, Cocotomey. The capital of this country is Porto-Novo and the country has a border with Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo.

Good to know

The country's ISO code is BJ, the domain name ".bj" is used by the country's websites, telephone numbers begin with +229 Check out for more information about this nation.


ISO code BJ
Capital Porto-Novo
Population 10,653,654
World percentage 0.14%
Main cities
Spoken languages French
GDP (2021) $17,144,918,952
GDP position #115
Currency code XOF
Currency symbol FCFA
TLD .bj
Phone prefix +229