Benin: all about this country and its main places!

latitude: 9.22456 / longitude: 2.31

General information


This nation has UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey.


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


Around 10,653,654 people live in this country, or 0.14% of all people on earth.


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

Good to know

Telephone numbers begin with +229, the domain name ".bj" is used by the country's websites, the ISO code is BJ 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