|• Total||78.46 km2 (30.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||26/km2 (66/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01:00 (WEST)|
The name comes from the Arabic word Benassaharim. It used to be an agrarian community. Until the 1950s the most important means of transportation were the ox and the donkey. Now it is a dormitory suburb of Lagos.
The most important event of the year is the annual fair on 25 and 26 August. This fair first took place in 1880.
In the last years there have been much building activity. A new square, sports fields, a medical post, water supplies and also the roads were improved. From Bensafrim there is a connection to the A22 now.