Information of Benin


Full information of Benin such as: flag, country code 2 (alpha2), alpha3 code, language code, city Benin, Total area Benin, Calling code Benin, Currency Benin, GDP per capita Benin, Population Benin, ... You can also copy information, download high quality size image of the flag of Benin, DownloadaClub.Com helps you find the most complete information of this Benin country. The current flag of Benin has been adopted for the first time in 1960, when the country achieved independence from France. The flag consists of three stripes - two horizontal ones in yellow and red colors and one vertical green on the left side of the flag. These colors are traditional Pan-African colors, where green represents hope, yellow symbolizes wealth and red stands for courage and the bloodshed during the struggles for independence. These colors emphasize the solidarity with the other African nations. In 1975, Marxist government came to power in Benin and the country was renamed to the Republic of Dahomey. In these times, a green flag with a red star in the upper left corner was used. After the fall of the regime in 1990, the previous flag has been readopted.
IndependentYes
Country codesBJ, BEN (ISO 3166-1)
Official nameRepublic of Benin
Capital cityPorto-Novo
ContinentAfrica
Member ofUnited Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population11 733 059 (2019)
Total area114 763 km2
Highest pointMont Sokbaro (658 m, 2 159 ft)
Lowest pointBight of Benin
GDP per capitaUSD 902 (World Bank, 2018)
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (Fr, XOF)
Calling code+229
Internet TLD.bj

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