List of companies of Benin

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Location of Benin

Benin is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean.[1] The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometers[2] and its population in 2015 was estimated to be approximately 10.88 million.[3] Benin is a tropical, sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming.[4]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Afric'Air Charter Consumer services Airlines Cotonou 2002 Airline, defunct 2004
Afrique Airlines Consumer services Airlines Cotonou 2002 Airline, defunct 2006
Banque Internationale du Bénin Financials Banks Cotonou 1990[5] National bank
Benin Golf Air Consumer services Airlines Cotonou 2002 Airline, defunct 2012
Communauté Électrique du Bénin Utilities Conventional electricity Cotonou 1968 Electricity
Compagnie Béninoise de Négoce et de Distribution (CBND) Consumer services Broadline retailers Cotonou 1973 Trading and retail
COTAIR Consumer services Airlines Cotonou 2008 Airline
Financial Bank Benin Financials Banks Cotonou[6] 1996[6] Bank
Royal Air Consumer services Airlines Cotonou 2009 Charter airline, defunct 2012
Société Beninoise de Gaz Oil & gas Exploration & production Cotonou[7] 2004[8] Natural gas
Société Nationale de Commercialisation des Produits Pétroliers Oil & gas Exploration & production Cotonou 1974 Petroleum
Trans Air Benin Consumer services Airlines Cotonou 2000 Airline
Zircon Airways Benin Consumer services Airlines Cotonou 2001 Airline, defunct 2002

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hughes, R. H.; Hughes, J. S. (1992). A Directory of African Wetlands. IUCN. p. 301. ISBN 978-2-88032-949-5.
  2. ^ Annuaire statistique 2010 (PDF) (Report) (in French). INSAE. 2012. p. 49. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ File POP/1-1: Total population (both sexes combined) by major area, region and country, annually for 1950–2100 (thousands). World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision (Report). United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. July 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations". United Nations, 29 June 2010
  5. ^ "Le groupe - Banque Internationale du Bénin". Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  6. ^ a b Europa Publications (2003). Africa South of the Sahara 2004. Psychology Press. pp. 86–. ISBN 978-1-85743-183-4.
  7. ^ Duncan Clarke (23 July 2010). Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa's Oil Prize. Profile Books. pp. 194–. ISBN 1-84765-455-X.
  8. ^ "Affaire Bengaz : La genèse et l'évolution des manigances de Me Yves Edgar Monnou". 20 September 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.