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🇧🇯 Benin

Country located in Western Africa

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Comprehensive data for Benin
Country NameBenin
Country Name (Local)Bénin
Country Flag🇧🇯
Country Area112622 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)BJ
RegionWestern Africa
Capital NamePorto-Novo
Capital Latitude6.49646
Capital Longitude2.60359
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The currency used for the locale code is West African Franc.

Currency information for Benin and locale
Currency NameWest African Franc
Currency Name (Local)West African CFA franc
Currency CodeXOF
Currency SymbolFr
Currency Numeric952
Currency Subunit Value0
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Languages Spoken


Benin has one timezone with UTC offset UTC+01:00.



Benin shares borders with 4 countries and it's not landlocked.

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What country is 🇧🇯?

People often ask which country uses 🇧🇯 emoji flag. The answer is Benin.Benin is located in Western Africa continent. The country area is 112622 km2, and the capital city is Porto-Novo (6.49646, 2.60359). Some of the neighboring countries are Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, and the country is not landlocked. Some of the timezones in Benin are UTC+01:00. The currency used in Benin is West African CFA franc (XOF). People in Benin speak mostly French. Benin is part of the Western Africa region.