Outline of Benin

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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[edit]

An enlargeable map of Benin

Geography of Benin[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Benin

Geography of Benin


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

Environment of Benin[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Benin

Natural geographic features of Benin[edit]

Regions of Benin[edit]

Ecoregions of Benin[edit]

List of ecoregions in Benin

Administrative divisions of Benin[edit]

Subdivisions of Benin

Departments of Benin[edit]

Benin is divided into 12 departments:

Communes of Benin[edit]

There are 77 communes in Benin.

Municipalities of Benin[edit]

Demography of Benin[edit]

Demographics of Benin

Government and politics of Benin[edit]

Politics of Benin

Branches of government[edit]

Government of Benin

Executive branch of the government of Benin[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Benin[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Benin[edit]

  • High Court of Justice of Benin – made up of members of the Constitutional Court, Parliament and the president of the Supreme Court. It alone can judge the President.

Foreign relations of Benin[edit]

Foreign relations of Benin

International organization membership[edit]

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

Law and order in Benin[edit]

Military of Benin[edit]

Military of Benin

History of Benin[edit]

History of Benin


Disasters in Benin[edit]

Elections in Benin[edit]

Culture of Benin[edit]

Culture of Benin

Art in Benin[edit]

Ethnic groups in Benin[edit]

Languages of Benin[edit]

Religion in Benin[edit]

Sports in Benin[edit]

Football in Benin[edit]

Benin at the Olympics[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of Benin[edit]

Economy of Benin

Education in Benin[edit]

Education in Benin

Health in Benin[edit]

Health in Benin

Beninese people[edit]

Beninese musicians[edit]

Beninese politicians[edit]

Beninese sportspeople[edit]

Beninese footballers[edit]

Beninese football referees[edit]

Beninese writers[edit]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Benin". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  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[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Benin