Benin beach with globe position and flag
Benin is a narrow, key-shaped country in West Africa, between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer. Benin’s climate is hot and humid with two rainy seasons (Apr-Jul & late Sep-Nov),and two dry seasons (Dec-Apr & Jul-Sep).

Coordinates: 9°30′N 2°15′E
Capital: Porto-Novoa

Airports: Cadjehoun Airport
Population: 11.73 million (2019)
Currency: West African Franc (XOF)
Language: French
Coastline: 121 km (75 mi)
Tourism Board: National Agency for the Promotion of Heritage and the Development of Tourism