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Benin: Embassies and consulates abroad

  • Country Information

    Benin is a country in West Africa.
    Benin is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Niger to the northeast and Burkina Faso to the northwest.

  • Area
    114 763 km2
  • Capital
    Cotonou
  • Main cities
    Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Porto-Novo, Parakou, Djougou.
  • Currency
    CFA Franc (XOF)
  • Main spoken languages
    French, Fon, Yoruba, Bariba, Gungbe, Aja-gbe, Ayizo-gbe.
  • Points of interest

    Historical Museum of Abomey, Dantokpa, Temple of the Pythons, Fidjrossè Beach, Door of No Return, Honmè Museum, Ouidah History Museum, Pendjari National Park, W Benin-Niger National Park.