Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!


Index Benin

Benin (Bénin), officially the Republic of Benin (République du Bénin) and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. [1]

267 relations: Abomey, Accra, ACE (cable system), Adansonia digitata, Adrien Houngbédji, Aethomys, African Petroleum Producers Association, African Union, African wild dog, AfricaRail, Agaja, Agriculture, Ahmadiyya, Aja people, Akan names, Akan people, Akwamu, Alibori Department, Allada, Amazons, Angélique Kidjo, Animism, Annual Customs of Dahomey, Arecaceae, Arli National Park, Association football, Atakora Department, Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic slave trade, Atlantique Department, Émile Derlin Zinsou, Bamako Initiative, Bariba people, Baseball, BBC News, Bean, Beef, Benin Armed Forces, Benin Bronzes, Benin City, Beninese presidential election, 2006, Beninese presidential election, 2011, Beninese presidential election, 2016, Bight of Benin, Borgou Department, Borgu, Born again, Brazil, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Burkina Faso, ..., Cabaret, Cadjehoun Airport, Catholic Church, Celestial Church of Christ, Central Intelligence Agency, CFA franc, Cheese, Chicken, Child labour, China, Christianity, Collines Department, Communist state, Community of Sahel-Saharan States, Congolese rumba, Consonant, Constitution, Constitution of Benin, Controlled-access highway, Cornmeal, Cotonou, Cotton, Couffo River, Couscous, Dahomey, Dahomey Amazons, Democracy, Demographic and Health Surveys, Dendi people, Department (country subdivision), Diacritic, Digraph (orthography), Djimon Hounsou, Donga Department, Douala, Dough, Economic Community of West African States, Emigration, Emo de Medeiros, Executive (government), Export, Félix Couchoro, Female genital mutilation, Fish, Fon language, Fon people, France, French Dahomey, French language, French people, French West Africa, Fula people, Funk, Gbe languages, Geographical renaming, Georges Adéagbo, Ghana, Gnonnas Pedro, Goat, Gross domestic product, Guinean forest-savanna mosaic, Gulf of Guinea, Harmattan, Head of government, Head of state, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Highlife, Highway, History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi, HIV/AIDS, Hubert Maga, Ibrahim Index of African Governance, Ideology, Independence, Index of Benin-related articles, Indigenous, Infant mortality, Institut national de la statistique et de l'analyse économique, International Trade Union Confederation, Islam, Ivory Coast, Judiciary, Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin, Kingdom of Benin, Kouffo Department, L'Aube Nouvelle, Labial–velar consonant, Lagos, Legislature, Liberia, Life expectancy, Lionel Zinsou, List of countries with multiple capitals, List of Presidents of Benin, List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Benin, List of universities in Benin, Literacy, Littoral Department, Local extinction, Lomé, Maize, Malaria, Mali, Mango, Mangrove, Marxism, Marxism–Leninism, Maternal death, Mathieu Kérékou, Meschac Gaba, Methodism, Mid vowel, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mobile country code, Mono Department, Monrovia, Mont Sokbaro, Multi-party system, Municipality, Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Muslim, Nasal vowel, National Assembly (Benin), Nicéphore Soglo, Niger, Niger Basin Authority, Niger River, Nigeria, North Korea, Official language, OHADA, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Orisha, Ouagadougou, Ouémé Department, Ouémé River, Ouidah, Outline of Benin, Oyo Empire, Patrice Talon, Peanut, Pendjari National Park, People's Republic of Benin, Phoneme, Plateau Department, PLOS One, Pork, Porto-Novo, Portuguese Empire, Presidential Council (Benin), Presidential system, Prime meridian, Protestantism, Public domain, Rail transport in Benin, Reporters Without Borders, Representative democracy, Republic, Republic of Dahomey, Richard Francis Burton, Rock and roll, Romuald Hazoumè, Sahel, SAT-3/WASC, Sauce, Savanna, Seat of government, Show election, Sierra Leone, Single-track railway, Slave Coast of West Africa, Slave Trade Act 1807, Smoked fish, Somba people, Songhai Empire, Soul music, Sourou-Migan Apithy, South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone, Sparta, Subsistence agriculture, Tammari people, Telephone numbers in Benin, The World Factbook, Thomas Boni Yayi, Togo, Togo Mountains, Tomato, Tone (linguistics), Tourism in Benin, Trade unions in Benin, Trans–West African Coastal Highway, Transport in Benin, Tropics, Two-round system, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Unfree labour, United Nations, Vegetable oil, W National Park, Wally Badarou, West Africa, West Africa Time, West African CFA franc, West African lion, West African Vodun, World Bank, Yam (vegetable), Yoruba language, Yoruba people, Zou Department, Zou River, .bj, 13th parallel north, 4th meridian east, 6th parallel north. Expand index (217 more) »


Abomey is a city in the Zou Department of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Abomey · See more »


Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, covering an area of with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million.

New!!: Benin and Accra · See more »

ACE (cable system)

The ACE (African Coast to Europe) submarine communications cable is a cable system along the west coast of Africa between France and South Africa managed by a consortium of 19 operators & administrations headed by Orange.

New!!: Benin and ACE (cable system) · See more »

Adansonia digitata

Adansonia digitata, the baobab, is the most widespread of the Adansonia species, and is native to the African continent.

New!!: Benin and Adansonia digitata · See more »

Adrien Houngbédji

Adrien Houngbédji (born 5 March 1942) is a Beninese politician and the leader of the Democratic Renewal Party (Parti du renouveau démocratique, PRD), one of Benin's main political parties.

New!!: Benin and Adrien Houngbédji · See more »


Aethomys is a genus of rodent from Africa.

New!!: Benin and Aethomys · See more »

African Petroleum Producers Association

Map of states belonging to the APPA as of June 2009. African Petroleum Producers Association, APPA (Association des pays africains producteurs de pétrole in French, Associação de Produtores de Petróleo Africanos in Portuguese and رابطة منتجي النفط الأفريقية in Arabic) is an organisation of African countries producing petroleum.

New!!: Benin and African Petroleum Producers Association · See more »

African Union

The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of all 55 countries on the African continent, extending slightly into Asia via the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

New!!: Benin and African Union · See more »

African wild dog

The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), also known as African hunting dog, African painted dog, painted hunting dog, or painted wolf, is a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa.

New!!: Benin and African wild dog · See more »


AfricaRail is a project to link the railway systems of Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin and Togo.

New!!: Benin and AfricaRail · See more »


Agaja (also spelled Agadja and also known as Trudo Agaja or Trudo Audati) was a king of the Kingdom of Dahomey, in present-day Benin, who ruled from 1718 until 1740.

New!!: Benin and Agaja · See more »


Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

New!!: Benin and Agriculture · See more »


Ahmadiyya (officially, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community or the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at; الجماعة الإسلامية الأحمدية, transliterated: al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmiyyah al-Aḥmadiyyah; احمدیہ مسلم جماعت) is an Islamic religious movement founded in Punjab, British India, in the late 19th century.

New!!: Benin and Ahmadiyya · See more »

Aja people

The Aja are a group of people native to south-western Benin and south-eastern Togo.

New!!: Benin and Aja people · See more »

Akan names

The Akan people of Togo, Ghana and the Ivory Coast frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born.

New!!: Benin and Akan names · See more »

Akan people

The Akan are a meta-ethnicity predominantly speaking Central Tano languages and residing in the southern regions of the former Gold Coast region in what is today the nation of Ghana.

New!!: Benin and Akan people · See more »


Akwamu (also called Akuambo) was a state set up by Akan people (in present-day Ghana) that flourished in the 17th and 18th centuries.

New!!: Benin and Akwamu · See more »

Alibori Department

Alibori is the largest and northernmost département of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Alibori Department · See more »


Allada is a town, arrondissement, and commune, located in the Atlantique Department of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Allada · See more »


In Greek mythology, the Amazons (Ἀμαζόνες,, singular Ἀμαζών) were a tribe of women warriors related to Scythians and Sarmatians.

New!!: Benin and Amazons · See more »

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (born July 14, 1960), is a Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter, actress and activist, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos.

New!!: Benin and Angélique Kidjo · See more »


Animism (from Latin anima, "breath, spirit, life") is the religious belief that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence.

New!!: Benin and Animism · See more »

Annual Customs of Dahomey

The Annual Customs of Dahomey (xwetanu or huetanu in Fon) were the main yearly celebration in the Kingdom of Dahomey, held at the capital, Abomey.

New!!: Benin and Annual Customs of Dahomey · See more »


The Arecaceae are a botanical family of perennial trees, climbers, shrubs, and acaules commonly known as palm trees (owing to historical usage, the family is alternatively called Palmae).

New!!: Benin and Arecaceae · See more »

Arli National Park

Arli National Park often called Arly is a national park located in southeastern Burkina Faso.

New!!: Benin and Arli National Park · See more »

Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

New!!: Benin and Association football · See more »

Atakora Department

Atakora is the northwestern department of Benin, bordering Togo to the west and Burkina Faso to the north.

New!!: Benin and Atakora Department · See more »

Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

New!!: Benin and Atlantic Ocean · See more »

Atlantic slave trade

The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas.

New!!: Benin and Atlantic slave trade · See more »

Atlantique Department

Atlantique is one of the twelve departments in Benin.

New!!: Benin and Atlantique Department · See more »

Émile Derlin Zinsou

Émile Derlin Zinsou (23 March 1918 – 28 July 2016) was a Beninese politician and physician who was the President of Dahomey (now Benin) from 17 July 1968 until 10 December 1969, supported by the military regime that took power in 1967.

New!!: Benin and Émile Derlin Zinsou · See more »

Bamako Initiative

The Bamako Initiative was a formal statement adopted by African health ministers in 1987 in Bamako, Mali, to implement strategies designed to increase the availability of essential drugs and other healthcare services for Sub-Saharan Africans.

New!!: Benin and Bamako Initiative · See more »

Bariba people

The Bariba people, self designation Baatonu (plural Baatombu), are the principal inhabitants of Borgou Department, Benin, and cofounders of the Borgu kingdom of what is now northeast Benin and west-central Nigeria.

New!!: Benin and Bariba people · See more »


Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.

New!!: Benin and Baseball · See more »

BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

New!!: Benin and BBC News · See more »


A bean is a seed of one of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, which are used for human or animal food.

New!!: Benin and Bean · See more »


Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle, particularly skeletal muscle.

New!!: Benin and Beef · See more »

Benin Armed Forces

The Benin Armed Forces (FAB - Forces armées béninoises) constitutes the army, navy, air force, and national gendarmerie of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Benin Armed Forces · See more »

Benin Bronzes

The Benin Bronzes are a group of more than a thousand metal plaques and sculptures that decorated the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in what is now modern-day Nigeria.

New!!: Benin and Benin Bronzes · See more »

Benin City

Benin City is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria.

New!!: Benin and Benin City · See more »

Beninese presidential election, 2006

Presidential elections were held in Benin on 5 March 2006.

New!!: Benin and Beninese presidential election, 2006 · See more »

Beninese presidential election, 2011

Presidential elections were held in Benin on 13 March 2011 after being postponed twice from 27 February and 6 March 2011.

New!!: Benin and Beninese presidential election, 2011 · See more »

Beninese presidential election, 2016

Presidential elections were held in Benin on 6 March 2016, having been delayed by one week due to logistical constraints.

New!!: Benin and Beninese presidential election, 2016 · See more »

Bight of Benin

The Bight of Benin or Bay of Benin is a bight in the Gulf of Guinea area on the western African coast.

New!!: Benin and Bight of Benin · See more »

Borgou Department

Borgou is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Borgou Department · See more »


Borgu (Borgou) is a region in north-west Nigeria and in the northern Republic of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Borgu · See more »

Born again

In some Christian movements, particularly in Evangelicalism, to be born again, or to experience the new birth, is a popular phrase referring to "spiritual rebirth", or a regeneration of the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, contrasted with physical birth.

New!!: Benin and Born again · See more »


Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

New!!: Benin and Brazil · See more »

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs (DRL) is a bureau within the United States Department of State.

New!!: Benin and Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor · See more »

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Burkina Faso · See more »


Cabaret is a form of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation, or drama.

New!!: Benin and Cabaret · See more »

Cadjehoun Airport

Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport is an airport in Cotonou, the largest city in Benin in West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Cadjehoun Airport · See more »

Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

New!!: Benin and Catholic Church · See more »

Celestial Church of Christ

The Celestial Church of Christ is an African Initiated Church founded by Samuel Bilewu Joseph Oshoffa on 29 September 1947 in Porto-Novo, Benin.

New!!: Benin and Celestial Church of Christ · See more »

Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).

New!!: Benin and Central Intelligence Agency · See more »

CFA franc

The CFA franc (in French: franc CFA, or colloquially franc) is the name of two currencies used in parts of West and Central African countries which are guaranteed by the French treasury.

New!!: Benin and CFA franc · See more »


Cheese is a dairy product derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein.

New!!: Benin and Cheese · See more »


The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl.

New!!: Benin and Chicken · See more »

Child labour

Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful.

New!!: Benin and Child labour · See more »


China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

New!!: Benin and China · See more »


ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

New!!: Benin and Christianity · See more »

Collines Department

Collines is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Collines Department · See more »

Communist state

A Communist state (sometimes referred to as workers' state) is a state that is administered and governed by a single party, guided by Marxist–Leninist philosophy, with the aim of achieving communism.

New!!: Benin and Communist state · See more »

Community of Sahel-Saharan States

The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD; Arabic:; French: Communauté des Etats Sahélo-Sahariens; Portuguese: Comunidade dos Estados Sahelo-Saarianos) aims to create a free trade area within Africa.

New!!: Benin and Community of Sahel-Saharan States · See more »

Congolese rumba

Congolese rumba, also known as Rumba Lingala, is a popular genre of dance music that originated in the Congo basin during the 1940s, with strong similarities to Cuban son.

New!!: Benin and Congolese rumba · See more »


In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract.

New!!: Benin and Consonant · See more »


A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed.

New!!: Benin and Constitution · See more »

Constitution of Benin

The Constitution of Benin was adopted by referendum 23 December 1956.

New!!: Benin and Constitution of Benin · See more »

Controlled-access highway

A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.

New!!: Benin and Controlled-access highway · See more »


Cornmeal is a meal (coarse flour) ground from dried maize (corn).

New!!: Benin and Cornmeal · See more »


Cotonou, is the largest city and economic centre of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Cotonou · See more »


Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae.

New!!: Benin and Cotton · See more »

Couffo River

The Couffo or Kouffo is a river of West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Couffo River · See more »


Couscous is a Maghrebi dish of small (about diameter) steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina that is traditionally served with a stew spooned on top.

New!!: Benin and Couscous · See more »


The Kingdom of Dahomey was an African kingdom (located within the area of the present-day country of Benin) that existed from about 1600 until 1894, when the last king, Béhanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire.

New!!: Benin and Dahomey · See more »

Dahomey Amazons

The Dahomey Amazons or Mino, which means "our mothers," were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin which lasted until the end of the 19th century.

New!!: Benin and Dahomey Amazons · See more »


Democracy (δημοκρατία dēmokraa thetía, literally "rule by people"), in modern usage, has three senses all for a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting.

New!!: Benin and Democracy · See more »

Demographic and Health Surveys

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program is responsible for collecting and disseminating accurate, nationally representative data on health and population in developing countries.

New!!: Benin and Demographic and Health Surveys · See more »

Dendi people

The Dendi are an ethnic group located in northern Benin and Nigeria, mainly in the plains of the Niger River.

New!!: Benin and Dendi people · See more »

Department (country subdivision)

A department is an administrative or political subdivision in many countries.

New!!: Benin and Department (country subdivision) · See more »


A diacritic – also diacritical mark, diacritical point, diacritical sign, or an accent – is a glyph added to a letter, or basic glyph.

New!!: Benin and Diacritic · See more »

Digraph (orthography)

A digraph or digram (from the δίς dís, "double" and γράφω gráphō, "to write") is a pair of characters used in the orthography of a language to write either a single phoneme (distinct sound), or a sequence of phonemes that does not correspond to the normal values of the two characters combined.

New!!: Benin and Digraph (orthography) · See more »

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964) is a Beninese and American actor and model.

New!!: Benin and Djimon Hounsou · See more »

Donga Department

Donga is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Donga Department · See more »


Douala (Duala) is the largest city in Cameroon and its economic capital.

New!!: Benin and Douala · See more »


Dough is a thick, malleable, sometimes elastic, paste made out of any grains, leguminous or chestnut crops.

New!!: Benin and Dough · See more »

Economic Community of West African States

The Economic Community of West African States, also known as ECOWAS, is a regional economic union of fifteen countries located in West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Economic Community of West African States · See more »


Emigration is the act of leaving a resident country or place of residence with the intent to settle elsewhere.

New!!: Benin and Emigration · See more »

Emo de Medeiros

Emo de Medeiros (born 1979) is a Beninese artist living and working in Paris, France and in Cotonou, Benin.

New!!: Benin and Emo de Medeiros · See more »

Executive (government)

The executive is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state.

New!!: Benin and Executive (government) · See more »


The term export means sending of goods or services produced in one country to another country.

New!!: Benin and Export · See more »

Félix Couchoro

Félix Couchoro (30 January 1900 – 5 April 1968) was a Togolese writer and educator.

New!!: Benin and Félix Couchoro · See more »

Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.

New!!: Benin and Female genital mutilation · See more »


Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.

New!!: Benin and Fish · See more »

Fon language

Fon (fɔ̀ngbè) is part of the Gbe language cluster and belongs to the Volta–Niger branch of the Niger–Congo languages.

New!!: Benin and Fon language · See more »

Fon people

The Fon people, also called Fon nu, Agadja or Dahomey, are a major African ethnic and linguistic group.

New!!: Benin and Fon people · See more »


France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

New!!: Benin and France · See more »

French Dahomey

French Dahomey was a French colony of and a part of French West Africa from 1904 to 1958.

New!!: Benin and French Dahomey · See more »

French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.

New!!: Benin and French language · See more »

French people

The French (Français) are a Latin European ethnic group and nation who are identified with the country of France.

New!!: Benin and French people · See more »

French West Africa

French West Africa (Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and Niger.

New!!: Benin and French West Africa · See more »

Fula people

The Fula people or Fulani or Fulany or Fulɓe (Fulɓe; Peul; Fulani or Hilani; Fula; Pël; Fulaw), numbering between 40 and 50 million people in total, are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa, widely dispersed across the region.

New!!: Benin and Fula people · See more »


Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

New!!: Benin and Funk · See more »

Gbe languages

The Gbe languages (pronounced) form a cluster of about twenty related languages stretching across the area between eastern Ghana and western Nigeria.

New!!: Benin and Gbe languages · See more »

Geographical renaming

Geographical renaming is the changing of the name of a geographical feature or area.

New!!: Benin and Geographical renaming · See more »

Georges Adéagbo

Georges Adéagbo (born 1942) is a Beninese sculptor known for his work with found objects.

New!!: Benin and Georges Adéagbo · See more »


Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Ghana · See more »

Gnonnas Pedro

Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, known by the stage name Gnonnas Pedro was a singer and musician from Lokossa, Benin.

New!!: Benin and Gnonnas Pedro · See more »


The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

New!!: Benin and Goat · See more »

Gross domestic product

Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period (quarterly or yearly) of time.

New!!: Benin and Gross domestic product · See more »

Guinean forest-savanna mosaic

The Guinean forest-savanna mosaic is an ecoregion of West Africa, a band of interlaced forest, savanna, and grassland running east to west and dividing the tropical moist forests near the coast from the West Sudanian savanna of the interior.

New!!: Benin and Guinean forest-savanna mosaic · See more »

Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea is the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean between Cape Lopez in Gabon, north and west to Cape Palmas in Liberia.

New!!: Benin and Gulf of Guinea · See more »


The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March.

New!!: Benin and Harmattan · See more »

Head of government

A head of government (or chief of government) is a generic term used for either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, (commonly referred to as countries, nations or nation-states) who often presides over a cabinet, a group of ministers or secretaries who lead executive departments.

New!!: Benin and Head of government · See more »

Head of state

A head of state (or chief of state) is the public persona that officially represents the national unity and legitimacy of a sovereign state.

New!!: Benin and Head of state · See more »

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual who currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

New!!: Benin and Henry Louis Gates Jr. · See more »


Highlife is a music genre that originated in Ghana early in the 20th century.

New!!: Benin and Highlife · See more »


A highway is any public or private road or other public way on land.

New!!: Benin and Highway · See more »

History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi became the de facto leader of Libya on 1 September 1969 after leading a group of young Libyan military officers against King Idris I in a bloodless coup d'état.

New!!: Benin and History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi · See more »


Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

New!!: Benin and HIV/AIDS · See more »

Hubert Maga

Coutoucou Hubert Maga (August 10, 1916 – May 8, 2000) was a politician from Dahomey (now known as Benin).

New!!: Benin and Hubert Maga · See more »

Ibrahim Index of African Governance

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), established in 2007, provides an annual assessment of the quality of governance in African countries.

New!!: Benin and Ibrahim Index of African Governance · See more »


An Ideology is a collection of normative beliefs and values that an individual or group holds for other than purely epistemic reasons.

New!!: Benin and Ideology · See more »


Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory.

New!!: Benin and Independence · See more »

Index of Benin-related articles

Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in Western Africa.

New!!: Benin and Index of Benin-related articles · See more »


Indigenous may refer to.

New!!: Benin and Indigenous · See more »

Infant mortality

Infant mortality refers to deaths of young children, typically those less than one year of age.

New!!: Benin and Infant mortality · See more »

Institut national de la statistique et de l'analyse économique

The Institut national de la statistique et de l'analyse économique (INSAE) is a national institute of Benin, which is dedicated to collecting data in the country.

New!!: Benin and Institut national de la statistique et de l'analyse économique · See more »

International Trade Union Confederation

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC; Confédération syndicale internationale (CSI); Internationaler Gewerkschaftsbund (IGB); Confederación Sindical Internacional (CSI)) is the world's largest trade union federation.

New!!: Benin and International Trade Union Confederation · See more »


IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).

New!!: Benin and Islam · See more »

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire and officially as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a sovereign state located in West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Ivory Coast · See more »


The judiciary (also known as the judicial system or court system) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state.

New!!: Benin and Judiciary · See more »

Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin

Justin Ahomadegbé-Tomêtin (January 16, 1917 – March 8, 2002) was a Beninese politician most active when his country was known as Dahomey.

New!!: Benin and Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin · See more »

Kingdom of Benin

The Kingdom of Benin, also known as the Benin Kingdom, was a pre-colonial kingdom in what is now southern Nigeria.

New!!: Benin and Kingdom of Benin · See more »

Kouffo Department

Kouffo is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Kouffo Department · See more »

L'Aube Nouvelle

"L'Aube Nouvelle" (The Dawn of a New Day) is the national anthem of Benin.

New!!: Benin and L'Aube Nouvelle · See more »

Labial–velar consonant

Labial–velar consonants are doubly articulated at the velum and the lips, such as.

New!!: Benin and Labial–velar consonant · See more »


Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos.

New!!: Benin and Lagos · See more »


A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.

New!!: Benin and Legislature · See more »


Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.

New!!: Benin and Liberia · See more »

Life expectancy

Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live, based on the year of its birth, its current age and other demographic factors including gender.

New!!: Benin and Life expectancy · See more »

Lionel Zinsou

Lionel Zinsou (born 23 October 1953) is a French–Beninese economist and investment banker who was Prime Minister of Benin from 2015 to 2016.

New!!: Benin and Lionel Zinsou · See more »

List of countries with multiple capitals

Some countries have multiple capitals.

New!!: Benin and List of countries with multiple capitals · See more »

List of Presidents of Benin

This is a list of Presidents of Benin (formerly Dahomey) since the formation of the post of President in 1960, to the present day.

New!!: Benin and List of Presidents of Benin · See more »

List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Benin

List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Benin.

New!!: Benin and List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Benin · See more »

List of universities in Benin

This is a list of universities in Benin Accredited by National Universities Commission (NUC) Nigeria.

New!!: Benin and List of universities in Benin · See more »


Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write.

New!!: Benin and Literacy · See more »

Littoral Department

Littoral is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Littoral Department · See more »

Local extinction

Local extinction or extirpation is the condition of a species (or other taxon) that ceases to exist in the chosen geographic area of study, though it still exists elsewhere.

New!!: Benin and Local extinction · See more »


Lomé, with a population of 837,437 (metro population 1,570,283), is the capital and largest city of Togo.

New!!: Benin and Lomé · See more »


Maize (Zea mays subsp. mays, from maíz after Taíno mahiz), also known as corn, is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago.

New!!: Benin and Maize · See more »


Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type.

New!!: Benin and Malaria · See more »


Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (République du Mali), is a landlocked country in West Africa, a region geologically identified with the West African Craton.

New!!: Benin and Mali · See more »


Mangoes are juicy stone fruit (drupe) from numerous species of tropical trees belonging to the flowering plant genus Mangifera, cultivated mostly for their edible fruit.

New!!: Benin and Mango · See more »


A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water.

New!!: Benin and Mangrove · See more »


Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.

New!!: Benin and Marxism · See more »


In political science, Marxism–Leninism is the ideology of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, of the Communist International and of Stalinist political parties.

New!!: Benin and Marxism–Leninism · See more »

Maternal death

Maternal death or maternal mortality is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes." There are two performance indicators that are sometimes used interchangeably: maternal mortality ratio and maternal mortality rate, which confusingly both are abbreviated "MMR".

New!!: Benin and Maternal death · See more »

Mathieu Kérékou

Mathieu Kérékou (2 September 1933 – 14 October 2015) was a Beninese politician who served as President of Benin from 1972 to 1991 and again from 1996 to 2006.

New!!: Benin and Mathieu Kérékou · See more »

Meschac Gaba

Meschac Gaba (born 1961) is a Beninese conceptual artist based in Rotterdam and Cotonou.

New!!: Benin and Meschac Gaba · See more »


Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley, an Anglican minister in England.

New!!: Benin and Methodism · See more »

Mid vowel

A mid vowel (or a true-mid vowel) is any in a class of vowel sounds used in some spoken languages.

New!!: Benin and Mid vowel · See more »

Millennium Challenge Corporation

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a bilateral United States foreign aid agency established by the U.S. Congress in 2004, applying a new philosophy toward foreign aid.

New!!: Benin and Millennium Challenge Corporation · See more »

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa.

New!!: Benin and Mo Ibrahim Foundation · See more »

Mobile country code

The ITU-T Recommendation E.212 defines mobile country codes as well as mobile network codes.

New!!: Benin and Mobile country code · See more »

Mono Department

Mono is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Mono Department · See more »


Monrovia is the capital city of the West African country of Liberia.

New!!: Benin and Monrovia · See more »

Mont Sokbaro

Mont Sokbaro is cited by some sources as the highest point of Benin, with an altitude of.

New!!: Benin and Mont Sokbaro · See more »

Multi-party system

A multi-party system is a system in which multiple political parties across the political spectrum run for national election, and all have the capacity to gain control of government offices, separately or in coalition.

New!!: Benin and Multi-party system · See more »


A municipality is usually a single urban or administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and state laws to which it is subordinate.

New!!: Benin and Municipality · See more »

Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo varies in its different forms.

New!!: Benin and Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo · See more »


A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.

New!!: Benin and Muslim · See more »

Nasal vowel

A nasal vowel is a vowel that is produced with a lowering of the velum so that air escapes both through the nose as well as the mouth, such as the French vowel.

New!!: Benin and Nasal vowel · See more »

National Assembly (Benin)

The unicameral National Assembly is Benin's legislative body.

New!!: Benin and National Assembly (Benin) · See more »

Nicéphore Soglo

Nicéphore Dieudonné Soglo (born November 29, 1934) is a Beninese politician who was Prime Minister of Benin from 1990 to 1991 and President from 1991 to 1996.

New!!: Benin and Nicéphore Soglo · See more »


Niger, also called the Niger officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa named after the Niger River.

New!!: Benin and Niger · See more »

Niger Basin Authority

The Niger Basin Authority (Autorité du Bassin du Niger) is an intergovernmental organisation in West Africa aiming to foster co-operation in managing and developing the resources of the basin of the River Niger.

New!!: Benin and Niger Basin Authority · See more »

Niger River

The Niger River is the principal river of West Africa, extending about.

New!!: Benin and Niger River · See more »


Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

New!!: Benin and Nigeria · See more »

North Korea

North Korea (Chosŏn'gŭl:조선; Hanja:朝鮮; Chosŏn), officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (abbreviated as DPRK, PRK, DPR Korea, or Korea DPR), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.

New!!: Benin and North Korea · See more »

Official language

An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in a particular country, state, or other jurisdiction.

New!!: Benin and Official language · See more »


OHADA is a system of corporate law and implementing institutions adopted by seventeen West and Central African nations in 1993 in Port Louis, Mauritius.

New!!: Benin and OHADA · See more »

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

Flag of the Francophonie The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), generally known as the Francophonie (La Francophonie), but also called International Organisation of La Francophonie in English language context, is an international organization representing countries and regions where French is a lingua franca or customary language, where a significant proportion of the population are francophones (French speakers), or where there is a notable affiliation with French culture.

New!!: Benin and Organisation internationale de la Francophonie · See more »

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC; منظمة التعاون الإسلامي; Organisation de la coopération islamique) is an international organization founded in 1969, consisting of 57 member states, with a collective population of over 1.3 billion as of 2009 with 47 countries being Muslim Majority countries.

New!!: Benin and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation · See more »


An orisha (spelled òrìṣà in the Yoruba language, and orichá or orixá in Latin America) is a spirit who reflects one of the subordinate manifestations of the supreme divinity (Olodumare, Olorun, Olofi) in Yoruba religion.

New!!: Benin and Orisha · See more »


Ouagadougou (Mossi) is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural, and economic centre of the nation.

New!!: Benin and Ouagadougou · See more »

Ouémé Department

Ouémé is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Ouémé Department · See more »

Ouémé River

The Ouémé River, also known as the Weme River, is a river in Benin.

New!!: Benin and Ouémé River · See more »


Ouidah or Whydah (Xwéda; Ouidah, Juida, and Juda by the French; Ajudá by the Portuguese; and Fida by the Dutch), formally the Kingdom of Whydah, is a city on the coast of the Republic of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Ouidah · See more »

Outline of Benin

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Benin: Benin – country in West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Outline of Benin · See more »

Oyo Empire

The Oyo Empire was a Yoruba empire of what is today Western and North central Nigeria.

New!!: Benin and Oyo Empire · See more »

Patrice Talon

Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon (born 1 May 1958) is a Beninese businessman and politician who has been President of Benin since 6 April 2016.

New!!: Benin and Patrice Talon · See more »


The peanut, also known as the groundnut or the goober and taxonomically classified as Arachis hypogaea, is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds.

New!!: Benin and Peanut · See more »

Pendjari National Park

The Pendjari National Park (Parc National de la Pandjari) lies in north western Benin, adjoining the Arli National Park in Burkina Faso.

New!!: Benin and Pendjari National Park · See more »

People's Republic of Benin

The People's Republic of Benin (République populaire du Bénin) was a socialist state located in the Gulf of Guinea on the African continent, which would become present-day Benin.

New!!: Benin and People's Republic of Benin · See more »


A phoneme is one of the units of sound (or gesture in the case of sign languages, see chereme) that distinguish one word from another in a particular language.

New!!: Benin and Phoneme · See more »

Plateau Department

Plateau is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Plateau Department · See more »


PLOS One (stylized PLOS ONE, and formerly PLoS ONE) is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) since 2006.

New!!: Benin and PLOS One · See more »


Pork is the culinary name for meat from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus).

New!!: Benin and Pork · See more »


Porto-Novo (also known as Hogbonu and Ajashe) is the capital of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey.

New!!: Benin and Porto-Novo · See more »

Portuguese Empire

The Portuguese Empire (Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português) or the Portuguese Colonial Empire (Império Colonial Português), was one of the largest and longest-lived empires in world history and the first colonial empire of the Renaissance.

New!!: Benin and Portuguese Empire · See more »

Presidential Council (Benin)

The Presidential Council (Conseil Présidentiel) was a triumvirate system of government in the Republic of Dahomey (present-day Benin) from 7 May 1970 until 26 October 1972.

New!!: Benin and Presidential Council (Benin) · See more »

Presidential system

A presidential system is a democratic and republican system of government where a head of government leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch.

New!!: Benin and Presidential system · See more »

Prime meridian

A prime meridian is a meridian (a line of longitude) in a geographic coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be 0°.

New!!: Benin and Prime meridian · See more »


Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.

New!!: Benin and Protestantism · See more »

Public domain

The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.

New!!: Benin and Public domain · See more »

Rail transport in Benin

Benin has a total of of single track, (metre gauge) railway.

New!!: Benin and Rail transport in Benin · See more »

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RWB), or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.

New!!: Benin and Reporters Without Borders · See more »

Representative democracy

Representative democracy (also indirect democracy, representative republic or psephocracy) is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.

New!!: Benin and Representative democracy · See more »


A republic (res publica) is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter", not the private concern or property of the rulers.

New!!: Benin and Republic · See more »

Republic of Dahomey

The Republic of Dahomey (République du Dahomey) was established on December 11, 1958, as a self-governing colony within the French Community.

New!!: Benin and Republic of Dahomey · See more »

Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat.

New!!: Benin and Richard Francis Burton · See more »

Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

New!!: Benin and Rock and roll · See more »

Romuald Hazoumè

Romuald Hazoumè (born 1962 in Porto Novo) is a Yoruba artist from the Republic of Bénin, best known for his work La Bouche du Roi, a reworking of the 1789 image of the slave ship Brookes.

New!!: Benin and Romuald Hazoumè · See more »


The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna to the south.

New!!: Benin and Sahel · See more »


SAT-3/WASC or South Atlantic 3/West Africa Submarine Cable is a submarine communications cable linking Portugal and Spain to South Africa, with connections to several West African countries along the route.

New!!: Benin and SAT-3/WASC · See more »


In cooking a sauce is a liquid, cream, or semi-solid food served on or used in preparing other foods.

New!!: Benin and Sauce · See more »


A savanna or savannah is a mixed woodland grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close.

New!!: Benin and Savanna · See more »

Seat of government

The seat of government is (as defined by Brewer's Politics) "the building, complex of buildings or the city from which a government exercises its authority".

New!!: Benin and Seat of government · See more »

Show election

A show election, also known as a sham election or rubber stamp election, is an election that is held purely for show; that is, without any significant political choice.

New!!: Benin and Show election · See more »

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Sierra Leone · See more »

Single-track railway

A single-track railway is a railway where trains traveling in both directions share the same track.

New!!: Benin and Single-track railway · See more »

Slave Coast of West Africa

The Slave Coast is a historical name formerly used for parts of coastal West Africa along the Bight of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Slave Coast of West Africa · See more »

Slave Trade Act 1807

The Slave Trade Act 1807, officially An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom prohibiting the slave trade in the British Empire.

New!!: Benin and Slave Trade Act 1807 · See more »

Smoked fish

Smoked fish is fish that has been cured by smoking.

New!!: Benin and Smoked fish · See more »

Somba people

The Somba people, also called Ditamari, are an African ethnic group found primarily in northwestern Benin and northern Togo.

New!!: Benin and Somba people · See more »

Songhai Empire

The Songhai Empire (also transliterated as Songhay) was a state that dominated the western Sahel in the 15th and 16th century.

New!!: Benin and Songhai Empire · See more »

Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

New!!: Benin and Soul music · See more »

Sourou-Migan Apithy

Sourou-Migan Marcellin Joseph Apithy (April 8, 1913 – December 3, 1989) was a Beninese political figure most active when his country was known as Dahomey.

New!!: Benin and Sourou-Migan Apithy · See more »

South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone

The South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone (abbreviations: ZPCAS or ZOPACAS; Zona de Paz y Cooperación del Atlántico Sur; Zona de Paz e Cooperação do Atlântico Sul; also called the Zone of Peace and Cooperation of the South Atlantic) is an organization and a military alliance created in 1986 through resolution A/RES/41/11 of the U.N. general assembly on Brazil's initiative, with the aim of promoting cooperation and the maintenance of peace and security in the South Atlantic region.

New!!: Benin and South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone · See more »


Sparta (Doric Greek: Σπάρτα, Spártā; Attic Greek: Σπάρτη, Spártē) was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece.

New!!: Benin and Sparta · See more »

Subsistence agriculture

Subsistence agriculture is a self-sufficiency farming system in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their entire families.

New!!: Benin and Subsistence agriculture · See more »

Tammari people

The Tammari people, or Batammariba, also known as Somba, are an Oti–Volta-speaking people of the Atakora Department of Benin and neighboring areas of Togo, where they go by the name of Taberma. They are famous for their two-story fortified houses, known as Tata Somba ("Somba house"), in which the ground floor is used for housing livestock at night, internal alcoves are used for cooking, and the upper floor contains a rooftop courtyard and is used for drying grain, sleeping quarters, and granaries.

New!!: Benin and Tammari people · See more »

Telephone numbers in Benin

Country Code: +229 International Call Prefix: 00 Trunk Prefix.

New!!: Benin and Telephone numbers in Benin · See more »

The World Factbook

The World Factbook, also known as the CIA World Factbook, is a reference resource produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with almanac-style information about the countries of the world.

New!!: Benin and The World Factbook · See more »

Thomas Boni Yayi

Thomas Boni Yayi (born 1 january 1952) is a Beninese banker and politician who was President of Benin from 2006 to 2016.

New!!: Benin and Thomas Boni Yayi · See more »


Togo, officially the Togolese Republic (République Togolaise), is a sovereign state in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.

New!!: Benin and Togo · See more »

Togo Mountains

The Togo Mountains is a mountain range which stretches across the central region of the West African country of Togo and across the eastern and western borders of that country into Ghana and Benin.

New!!: Benin and Togo Mountains · See more »


The tomato (see pronunciation) is the edible, often red, fruit/berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant.

New!!: Benin and Tomato · See more »

Tone (linguistics)

Tone is the use of pitch in language to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning – that is, to distinguish or to inflect words.

New!!: Benin and Tone (linguistics) · See more »

Tourism in Benin

Tourism in Benin is a small industry.

New!!: Benin and Tourism in Benin · See more »

Trade unions in Benin

Trade unions in Benin operate in relative freedom, with approximately 75% of the formal sector being unionized.

New!!: Benin and Trade unions in Benin · See more »

Trans–West African Coastal Highway

The Trans–West African Coastal Highway is a transnational highway project to link 12 West African coastal nations, from Mauritania in the north-west of the region to Nigeria in the east, with feeder roads already existing to two landlocked countries, Mali and Burkina Faso.

New!!: Benin and Trans–West African Coastal Highway · See more »

Transport in Benin

This article concerns modes of transport in Benin.

New!!: Benin and Transport in Benin · See more »


The tropics are a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.

New!!: Benin and Tropics · See more »

Two-round system

The two-round system (also known as the second ballot, runoff voting or ballotage) is a voting method used to elect a single winner, where the voter casts a single vote for their chosen candidate.

New!!: Benin and Two-round system · See more »

UNESCO Institute for Statistics

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the statistical office of UNESCO and is the UN depository for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication.

New!!: Benin and UNESCO Institute for Statistics · See more »

Unfree labour

Unfree labour is a generic or collective term for those work relations, especially in modern or early modern history, in which people are employed against their will with the threat of destitution, detention, violence (including death), compulsion, or other forms of extreme hardship to themselves or members of their families.

New!!: Benin and Unfree labour · See more »

United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.

New!!: Benin and United Nations · See more »

Vegetable oil

Vegetable oils, or vegetable fats, are fats extracted from seeds, or less often, from other parts of fruits.

New!!: Benin and Vegetable oil · See more »

W National Park

The W National Park or W Regional Park (W du Niger) is a major national park in West Africa around a meander in the River Niger shaped like the letter W. The park includes areas of the three countries Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso, and is governed by the three governments.

New!!: Benin and W National Park · See more »

Wally Badarou

Waliou Jacques Daniel Isheola "Wally" Badarou (born 22 March 1955) is a French-born musician from Benin, West-Africa.

New!!: Benin and Wally Badarou · See more »

West Africa

West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of Africa, is the westernmost region of Africa.

New!!: Benin and West Africa · See more »

West Africa Time

West Africa Time, or WAT, is a time zone used in west-central Africa; with countries west of Benin instead using Greenwich Mean Time (GMT; equivalent to UTC with no offset).

New!!: Benin and West Africa Time · See more »

West African CFA franc

The West African CFA franc (franc CFA; franco CFA or simply franc, ISO 4217 code: XOF) is the currency of eight independent states in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

New!!: Benin and West African CFA franc · See more »

West African lion

The West African lion (Panthera leo leo) is a lion population in West Africa that is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

New!!: Benin and West African lion · See more »

West African Vodun

Vodun (meaning spirit in the Fon and Ewe languages, with a nasal high-tone u; also spelled Vodon, Vodoun, Vodou, Voudou, Voodoo, etc.) is practiced by the Fon people of Benin, and southern and central Togo; as well in Ghana, and Nigeria.

New!!: Benin and West African Vodun · See more »

World Bank

The World Bank (Banque mondiale) is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects.

New!!: Benin and World Bank · See more »

Yam (vegetable)

Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers.

New!!: Benin and Yam (vegetable) · See more »

Yoruba language

Yoruba (Yor. èdè Yorùbá) is a language spoken in West Africa.

New!!: Benin and Yoruba language · See more »

Yoruba people

The Yoruba people (name spelled also: Ioruba or Joruba;, lit. 'Yoruba lineage'; also known as Àwon omo Yorùbá, lit. 'Children of Yoruba', or simply as the Yoruba) are an ethnic group of southwestern and north-central Nigeria, as well as southern and central Benin.

New!!: Benin and Yoruba people · See more »

Zou Department

Zou is one of the twelve departments of Benin.

New!!: Benin and Zou Department · See more »

Zou River

The Zou is a river of south-western Benin.

New!!: Benin and Zou River · See more »


.bj is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Benin.

New!!: Benin and .bj · See more »

13th parallel north

The 13th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 13 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.

New!!: Benin and 13th parallel north · See more »

4th meridian east

The meridian 4° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

New!!: Benin and 4th meridian east · See more »

6th parallel north

The 6th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 6 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.

New!!: Benin and 6th parallel north · See more »

Redirects here:

Administrative divisions of Benin, Agriculture in benin, Benin Peoples Rep, Benin Republic, Beninese, Beninese culture, Beninois, Bénin, Culture of Benin, Etymology of Benin, ISO 3166-1:BJ, Name of Benin, Precolonial history of Benin, Republic of Benin, Republic of Bénin, République du Bénin, Sport in Benin.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »