Postage stamps and postal history of Benin
Located in West Africa, 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. Benin is just over 110000 km2 in size with a population of almost 8,500,000. Its capital is the city of Porto-Novo but the seat of government is the city of Cotonou.
Benin's first stamps were French colonial stamps at Porto Novo from 1888.
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- The France & Colonies Philatelic Society of Great Britain.
- Benin: The Provisional Surcharges 1986-1996 Archived here.
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