What To Do In Benin

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Benin is a country in West Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.

Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary. You'll find a large quantity of palatial ruins and temples of the once powerful Kingdom of Dahomey (1800s–1894). Moreover, Benin is the birthplace of Vodun (Voodoo) and all that goes with it—to this day Voodun remains the official religion of the country, and an important part of the life of ordinary Beninese. The national parks of Benin are also well worth a visit for their wildlife. Benin is also, fortunately, one of the most stable and safe countries of the region for travelling.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Sub-Saharan Africa
Population 664.2 million
Highest Altitude 5,892 m
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 19,331 ft
Lowest Altitude -0 m
Lagos Island, Nigeria -1 ft
Lowest Temperature -18.6 °C
Buffelsfontein, South Africa (2005) -1.5 °F
Highest Temperature 51.7 °C
Kalahari Desert (1948) 125.1 °F

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