Official name = Republic of Benin
Geographical location = West Africa
All times are GMT + 1.
ISO code = BJ
Telephone code - +229
Frontiers = Burkina Faso: 306 km; Niger: 266 km; Nigeria: 773 km; Togo: 644 km; Maritime: 121 km.
Population = 10,000,000
Area = 112 622 km ²
Capital city = Porto-Novo (official); Cotonou (economic hub and seat of Government)
National Day = 1 August 1960
Political system = Multiparty system with presidential form of government; One-Bedroom Parliament
Official language = French
Main national languages = Fon, Adja, Yoruba, Batonu
National Anthem = New Dawn
Main religions = Indigenous (place of birth of voodoo), Christianity, Islam
Currency -1 EURO = 655.655 XOF (CFA Franc)