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Benin overview

Benin is a country in Africa and his population is 9,056,010 inhabitants over an area of 112,620 km2. Benin capital is Porto-Novo and his main time zone (in capitale) is Africa/Porto-Novo.

Benin iso 3166 codes are BJ (alpha-2), BEN (alpha-3) and 204 (numeric). Benin FIPS code is BN. Benin currency is Franc and the dialing code is +229.

Benin postal format is : - ( ).

Administrative divisions in Benin : 12 Départements (Departments), 77 Communes (Municipalities).

Largest cities in Benin are : Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Djougou, Porto-Novo, Parakou, Bohicon, Kandi, Lokossa, Ouidah, Abomey.

Local time :
Local time
Capital :
Porto-Novo
Population :
9,056,010
Area :
112,620 km2
Iso code :
BJ
dialing code :
229
Currency :
Franc

Largest cities in Benin

CountryBenin
ContinentAfrica
CapitalPorto-Novo
Iso codesBJ / BEN / 204
Time zoneAfrica/Porto-Novo
Total area112,620 km2
Dialing code+229
CurrencyFranc
Internet tld.bj
Postal format -
GDP8.36 billion dollars
GDP per capita923 dollars
Neighbours countriesBurkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo.

Benin administrative levels

Administrative nameAdmin levelTotal
Départements (Departments) Level 112
Communes (Municipalities) Level 277

Spoken languages in Benin

Airports near Porto-Novo (Capital of Benin)

AirportCityDistance
Cadjehoun AirportCotonou29 km

Benin first administrative level


Largest cities in Benin

CityPopulationDistance from Porto-Novo
Cotonou780,00025 km
Abomey-Calavi385,75528 km
Djougou237,040372 km
Porto-Novo234,1680 km
Parakou163,753316 km
Bohicon125,09296 km
Kandi109,701518 km
Lokossa86,97199 km
Ouidah83,50359 km
Abomey82,154102 km
Natitingou80,892445 km
Savé75,970172 km
Nikki54,009389 km
Dogbo41,31297 km
Cové38,56686 km
Malanville37,117604 km
Pobé32,98354 km
Savalou30,187174 km
Sakété30,11127 km
Comé29,20880 km
Bembèrèkè24,006415 km
Bassila23,616298 km
Banikoara22,487535 km
Kétou22,34196 km
Dassa-Zoumé21,672147 km
Tchaourou20,971266 km
Allada20,09453 km
Aplahoué19,862113 km
Tanguiéta19,833482 km
Hévié13,45040 km
Bétérou13,108303 km
Grand-Popo9,84790 km
Guilmaro6,516463 km
Hinvi3,60457 km


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