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About Benin

Benin is situated in West Africa. It is surrounded by Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger. Benin is a tropical nation which relies on agriculture for employment and income. French is its official language which is a result of French colonization.

Climate & Geography

Benin is located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator.

Geography : The land of Benin is almost without any variation throughout it length and breadth. Benin extends from the Niger River as a land which is covered with lakes, mangroves, mountains and forests. The banks of the rivers are lined by the forests. The land is of low elevation and mostly coastal which supports agriculture.

Climate : Benin has a hot and humid climate which sees an average rainfall of 1300 mm in the coastal area. The rainy season occurs between April and late July whereas the dry season is from late July to September. The wind coming in from the coasts make the weather humid during the rains.

Tourist Attractions : Though the size of Benin is small, it hosts numerous tourist destinations. Among them, the palaces of Abomey resulted in Abomey being declared as a World Heritage Site in 1982. Some of the important tourist attractions of Benin are:
  • Palaces
  • Museums and Architecture
  • Pendjari National Park
  • W National Park

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