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Benin

Definition/Scope: Country located in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Nigeria and Togo. It consists of a narrow wedge of territory extending northward for about 420 miles from the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, on which it has a 75-mile seacoast, to the Niger River, which forms part of Benin's northern border with Niger. Benin has an area of 43,500 square miles and is bordered to the northwest by Burkina Faso, to the east by Nigeria, and to the west by Togo. The official capital



Used For:

Dahomey
Republic of Benin

Acronym:

BEN
BJ

Broader Terms:

independent states (by name)
Western Africa

Narrower Terms:

Cotonou, Benin

Related Terms:

IMF members
OIC members
UN members


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