Outline of Benin

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Benin:

The location of Benin
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Benin

Benincountry in West Africa.[1] Benin borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north; its short coastline to the south leads to the Bight of Benin. Its capital is Porto Novo, but the seat of government is Cotonou. Benin was known as Dahomey until 1975.

General referenceEdit

An enlargeable map of Benin

Geography of BeninEdit

An enlargeable topographic map of Benin

Geography of Benin


  Nigeria 773 km
  Togo 644 km
  Burkina Faso 306 km
  Niger 266 km
  • Coastline: 121 km

Environment of BeninEdit

An enlargeable satellite image of Benin

Natural geographic features of BeninEdit

Regions of BeninEdit

Ecoregions of BeninEdit

List of ecoregions in Benin

Administrative divisions of BeninEdit

Subdivisions of Benin

Departments of BeninEdit

Benin is divided into 12 departments:

Communes of BeninEdit

There are 77 communes in Benin.

Municipalities of BeninEdit

Demography of BeninEdit

Demographics of Benin

Government and politics of BeninEdit

Politics of Benin

Branches of governmentEdit

Government of Benin

Executive branch of the government of BeninEdit

Legislative branch of the government of BeninEdit

Judicial branch of the government of BeninEdit

  • High Court of Justice of Benin – made up of members of the Constitutional Court, Parliament and the president of the Supreme Court. It alone can judge the President.

Foreign relations of BeninEdit

Foreign relations of Benin

International organization membershipEdit

The Republic of Benin is a member of:[1]

Law and order in BeninEdit

Military of BeninEdit

Military of Benin

History of BeninEdit

History of Benin


Disasters in BeninEdit

Elections in BeninEdit

Culture of BeninEdit

Culture of Benin

Art in BeninEdit

Ethnic groups in BeninEdit

Languages of BeninEdit

Religion in BeninEdit

Sports in BeninEdit

Football in BeninEdit

Benin at the OlympicsEdit

Economy and infrastructure of BeninEdit

Economy of Benin

Education in BeninEdit

Education in Benin

Health in BeninEdit

Health in Benin

Beninese peopleEdit

Beninese musiciansEdit

Beninese politiciansEdit

Beninese sportspeopleEdit

Beninese footballersEdit

Beninese football refereesEdit

Beninese writersEdit

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ a b "Benin". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978: IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Benin