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

An enlargeable map of Benin

Geography of Benin

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

An enlargeable satellite image of Benin

Natural geographic features of Benin

Regions of Benin

Ecoregions of Benin

List of ecoregions in Benin

Administrative divisions of Benin

Subdivisions of Benin

Departments of Benin

Benin is divided into 12 departments:

Communes of Benin

There are 77 communes in Benin.

Municipalities of Benin

Demography of Benin

Demographics of Benin

Government and politics of Benin

Politics of Benin

Branches of government

Government of Benin

Executive branch of the government of Benin

Legislative branch of the government of Benin

Judicial branch of the government of Benin

  • 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

Foreign relations of Benin

International organization membership

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

Law and order in Benin

Military of Benin

Military of Benin

History of Benin

History of Benin


Disasters in Benin

Elections in Benin

Culture of Benin

Culture of Benin

Art in Benin

Ethnic groups in Benin

Languages of Benin

Religion in Benin

Sports in Benin

Football in Benin

Benin at the Olympics

Economy and infrastructure of Benin

Economy of Benin

Education in Benin

Education in Benin

Health in Benin

Health in Benin

Beninese people

Beninese musicians

Beninese politicians

Beninese sportspeople

Beninese footballers

Beninese football referees

Beninese writers

See also



  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

Wikimedia Atlas of Benin