Ten fun facts about Benin

Fact 1:
The languages spoken in Benin are French, Fon and Yoruba.

Fact 2:
Benin gained its independence from France on August 1, 1960.

Fact 3:
The flag of Benin was first officially raised on their independence day to replace the French flag.

Fact 4:
enin official currency is the CFA Franc.

Fact 5:
The capital of Benin is known for three names: Porto Novo, Adjatche and Hogbonou.

Fact 6:
Benin is known as the Republic of Benin (formerly known as Dahomey)

Fact 7:
The most popular national sport in Benin is soccer.

Fact 8:
The colors of the flag are green, red and yellow. Green smybolizes for hope for renewal, the red denotes the ancestors' courage, and the yellow represents the country's richest treasures.

Fact 9:
Benin’s largest city is the city of Cotonou.

Fact 10:
Benin has a tropical climate with a humid and hot weather throughout the year.


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Short about Benin

Is a country in West Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.


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Population
9,988,068

Sources
CIA The World Factbook

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