Benin: all about this country and its main places!

latitude: 9.22456 / longitude: 2.31

General information


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


The currency symbol is FCFA, and the ISO code for that currency is XOF. It is ranked 115# in the world with a GDP of $17,144,918,952 USD in 2021.


There are 10,653,654 inhabitants, or 0.14% of the population of planet earth.


The capital of this country is Porto-Novo and the country has a border with Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo. People from this country speak these languages: French. 112,622 km² make up the entire country, they don't use a postcode system and the key cities are: Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Comé, Porto Novo, Cocotomey.

Good to know

The country's websites have the domain name ".bj", the ISO code is BJ, phone numbers start with +229 For more information about this country, check


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