Benin

Regions

Alibori
Atakora
Atlantique
Borgou
Collines
Donga
Kouffo
Littoral
Mono
Plateau
Quémé
Zou

Country information

Country: Benin
Population: 9,056,010 inhabitants  (Last modified: 5/03/2013 )
Area 112,620 km²
Capital: Porto-Novo
Currency: Franc (XOF)
Phone code: +229
Languages: fr-BJ
Domain name: .bj
Postcode form:
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ISO3: BEN
Neighbors: Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
Fips: BN

Current local time in Benin

Current Date:
Tuesday 19 February 2019
Current Time:
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Time Zone: Africa/Porto-Novo
GMT/UTC: + 1  hour
DST: No time changes this year!


*GMT/UTC - Standard Time Zone
*DST - Daylight Saving Time

Upcoming public holidays

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
April 22 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Wednesday Labour Day National holiday
May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance
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Geographic information

Latitude in decimal degrees: 9.5
Longitude in decimal degrees: 2.25
Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds: 9° 30' North
Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds: 2° 15' East
Height above sea level: 334 m,   1095.8 ft,   13149.61 in
Geographical feature: A (Administrative region type feature)
Feature designation code: A.PCLI (independent political entity)