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Benin Destinations Travel Guide



Language: French

Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)

Calling Code: 229






Travel Destinations in Benin



Pendjari National Park

Pendjari National Park situated in the Northwest corner of Benin. This nature reserve gets its name from Pendjari River that flows through its territory.

W National Park

W National Park that is shared between Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso. This nature reserve gets its name from a river Niger that runs through protected reserve. Its shape here looks like letter "W", thus it gets the name.


Geography the Republic of Benin

The Republic of Benin is a country in a West Africa. It has access to the Gulf of Benin of the Gulf of Guinea. The country is bordered with Burkina Faso and Niger to the North and Nigeria to the East. In the West it borders Togo. While its capital is officially Porto Novo, its government is established in Cotonous, the largest city in the country.


Geographically Benin is divided into five natural regions: the coastal region, the plateau area, elevated plateau with wooded African savannah in the north, a hilly region in the North West and the fertile plains of the Niger in the North- East.







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