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At a glance

  • Capital


  • Currency

    West African CFA franc (F.CFA, XOF)

  • Official Languages

    French (official language)

  • Population Size

    13,754,688 (2022)

  • Ease of doing business

    Below Average

  • VAT



Situated on the Gulf of Guinea between Togo and Nigeria, Benin is home to the largest intact eco-system in West Africa. The country has a thriving political system and is considered one of Africa’s most stable democracies. Benin also has one of the regions’ most diverse media landscapes with a mix of private and state-owned media channels. Over the past few years, Benin has experienced economic growth and is one of Africa’s largest cotton producers.