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Locale Code: fr-BJ

The locale code represents French language in Benin.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive fr-BJ locale data for Benin
Country NameBenin
Country Name (Local)Bénin
Country Flag🇧🇯
Country Area112622 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)BJ
Language NameFrench
Language Name (Local)français
Language Code (ISO 639-1)fr
RegionWestern Africa
Capital NamePorto-Novo
Capital Latitude6.49646
Capital Longitude2.60359
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The currency used for the locale code fr-BJ is West African Franc.

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


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 is 'fr-BJ' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, fr_BJ is a locale code for French language in Benin. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.