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Outline of Benin

The location of Benin
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Benin

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Benin:

Benincountry in West Africa.[1] Benin borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north; its short coastline to the south leads to the Bight of Benin. Its capital is Porto Novo, but the seat of government is Cotonou. Benin was known as Dahomey until 1975.


  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Benin 2
    • Location 2.1
    • Environment of Benin 2.2
      • Natural geographic features of Benin 2.2.1
    • Regions of Benin 2.3
      • Ecoregions of Benin 2.3.1
      • Administrative divisions of Benin 2.3.2
        • Departments of Benin
        • Departments of Benin
        • Communes of Benin
        • Municipalities of Benin
    • Demography of Benin 2.4
  • Government and politics of Benin 3
    • Branches of government 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Benin 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Benin 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Benin 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Benin 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Benin 3.3
    • Military of Benin 3.4
  • History of Benin 4
    • Dahomey 4.1
    • Disasters in Benin 4.2
    • Elections in Benin 4.3
  • Culture of Benin 5
    • Art in Benin 5.1
    • Ethnic groups in Benin 5.2
    • Languages of Benin 5.3
    • Religion in Benin 5.4
    • Sports in Benin 5.5
      • Football in Benin 5.5.1
      • Benin at the Olympics 5.5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Benin 6
  • Education in Benin 7
  • Health in Benin 8
  • Beninese people 9
    • Beninese musicians 9.1
    • Beninese politicians 9.2
    • Beninese sportspeople 9.3
      • Beninese footballers 9.3.1
      • Beninese football referees 9.3.2
    • Beninese writers 9.4
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

General reference

An enlargeable map of Benin

Geography of Benin

An enlargeable topographic map of Benin


 Nigeria 773 km
 Togo 644 km
 Burkina Faso 306 km
 Niger 266 km
  • Coastline: 121 km

Environment of Benin

An enlargeable satellite image of Benin

Natural geographic features of Benin

Regions of Benin

Ecoregions of Benin

Main article: Ecoregions in Benin

Administrative divisions of Benin

Main article: Subdivisions of Benin
Departments of Benin

Benin is divided into six departments:

Departments of Benin

Benin is divided into 12 Departments:

Communes of Benin

There are 77 communes in Benin.

Municipalities of Benin

Demography of Benin

Main article: Demographics of Benin

Government and politics of Benin

Main article: Government of Benin and Politics of Benin

Branches of government

Executive branch of the government of Benin

Legislative branch of the government of Benin

Judicial branch of the government of Benin

Foreign relations of Benin

International organization membership

The Republic of Benin is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Benin

Military of Benin

History of Benin


Disasters in Benin

Elections in Benin

Culture of Benin

Art in Benin

Ethnic groups in Benin

Languages of Benin

Religion in Benin

Sports in Benin

Football in Benin

Benin at the Olympics

Economy and infrastructure of Benin

Education in Benin

Health in Benin

Beninese people

Beninese musicians

Beninese politicians

Beninese sportspeople

Beninese footballers

Beninese football referees

Beninese writers

See also



  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978: IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links

  • Benin Government Portal (official site)
  • allAfrica - Benin news headline links
  • AfricaTime news - Benin
  • quotidien le martinal
  • ORTB - Office of Radio & Television Benin
  • LC2 international TV (Live TV )
  • BBC News - Country Study: Benin
  • Benin entry at The World Factbook
  • MBendi - Information for Africa
  • BeninUS State Department - includes Background Notes, Country Study and major reports
  • Rural poverty in Benin (IFAD) (French)
  • World Bank Country Brief: Benin
  • Beninese women authors at a glance
  • BeninColumbia University Libraries - directory category of the WWW-VL
  • Benin at DMOZ
  • BeninStanford University - Africa South of the Sahara: directory category
  • BeninYahoo! - directory category
  • Japan Africa Network
  • Outline of Benin travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Benin's photogallery
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