Flag of Benin

The Benin flag is a horizontal bicolour with a vertical band. The used colors in the flag are red, green, yellow. The proportion of the Benin flag is 2:3. The Flag of Benin was adopted in 1959.

Flag of Benin

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Flag proportion

Ratio 2:3


  • First flag usage: -
  • Adoption current flag: 1959
  • Last change flag: -

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About Benin


11 038 805


44 310 sq mi
114 763 km2

Population density

249 sq mi
96 km2

Country information

Country: Benin
Continent: Africa
Official languages: French
Capital: Porto Novo
Government: Presidential republic
Border length: 1 236 miles / 1 989 km
Neighbouring countries
Burkina Faso: 190 miles 306 km
Niger: 165 miles 266 km
Nigeria: 480 miles 773 km
Togo: 400 miles 644 km

The Benin flag is the flag of the country named Benin. Benin is located in continental Africa. Benin has 4 neighbouring countries. The total length of land borders of Benin is 1 236 mi/ 1 989 km. Benin border neighbours and border lengths are: Burkina Faso: 306 km, Niger: 266 km, Nigeria: 773 km, Togo: 644 km.

11 038 805 people are living in Benin, a country stretching over 44 310 sq mi/ 114 763 km² (0.40% water). The population density in Benin is of 249 per sq mi/ 96 people per km². The official language of Benin is French. The capital city of Benin is Porto Novo. Benin is a Presidential republic.

The currency in Benin is the West African CFA franc Fr (XOF). UTC (standard time) in Benin is UTC+01:00 and UTC+01:00 in summer. Benin has the unique two-letter country code, BJ (also Internet top-level domain), its three-letter country code is BEN, and its three-digit country code is 204. The calling code for Benin is +229.




West African CFA franc Fr (XOF)


CET: UTC+01:00
CEST: UTC+01:00


Internet TLD: BJ
Three-letter country code: BEN
Three-digit country code: 204
Calling code: +229