Ok, I wanna travel to Benin

Where is Benin located? Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo.

How far away is Benin from New York? Around 5,000 miles.

Is Benin big? Slightly smaller than Pennsylvania.

What climate is in Benin? Tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north.

What language do they speak in Benin? French (official), Fon and Yoruba

Do people in Benin speak English? Mostly no.

What money do they have in Benin? West African CFA franc. 1 USD = 600 CFA Francs.

What is the capital of Benin? Porto-Novo.

What religion is in Benin? Catholic 27.1%, Muslim 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, Protestant 10.4%.

Is it safe in Benin?  Street crime is a significant problem in Cotonou. Robbery and muggings occur along the Boulevard de France (the beach road by the Marina and Novotel Hotels), on the beaches near hotels frequented by international visitors, and within the Haie Vive and Les Cocotiers neighborhoods (where many bars and restaurants frequented by expatriates are located), in addition to other parts of the city. Most of the reported incidents involve the use of force, often by armed persons, with occasional minor injury to the victim. Travelers should avoid isolated and poorly lit areas and should not walk around the city or the beaches between dusk and dawn.

Is Benin expensive? Not really.

What Benin is famous for? Voodoo cult, bronze and brass statues.

Should I travel to Benin? Choice is yours, we don’t recommend.


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