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Public Holidays in Benin

National and Public Holidays in Benin

Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a great country where vodun religion was established and it’s also the home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600-1900. Since 1960, The Republic of Benin has been the combined version of Dahomey and Porto-Novo plus some other tribes in the north.

Benin Public Holidays List

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Year’s Day
Sunday January 10 Traditional Day
Monday April 05 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Saturday May 01 Labor Day
Thursday May 13 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Wed – Thu May 12 – 13 Korite End of Ramadan
Monday May 24 White Monday 7th Monday after Easter.
Sunday August 01 Independence Day National Day
Mon – Tue July 19 – 20 Tabaski Feast of the Sacrifice
Sunday August 15 Assumption Day
Monday November 01 All Saint’s Day
Mon – Tue October 18 – 19 Prophet’s Birthday
Saturday December 25 Christmas day

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Capital of Benin

The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo the largest country with respect to the population as well as area.

Prime Minister of Benin

The Prime Minister of Benin is Lionel Zinsou who is a French-Beninese economist and investment banker.

Population of Beinn

The total population of Benin is 11,707,247 as of March 15, , according to the latest United Nations estimates. Similarly, the total population of Benin is equivalent to 0.15% of the total world population and in the list of populated countries, Benin ranks at 72 number. The majority of Benin is urban which is about 46.7% of the total population of Benin.

Benin National Flag

The national flag of Benin is comprised of two horizontal yellow and red bands on the fly side and a green vertical band at the hoist. This flag was adopted in 1959 to replace the French Tricolor, and until 1975 it was used as a National flag of Republic of Dahomey when the People’s Republic of Benin was established.

Currency of Benin

The official currency of Benin is CFA franc which is also used by seven other nations in Western Africa. The CFA represents the Central Bank in Senegal in the city of Dakar and it stands for Communaute Financiere d’Afrique. The smallest unit of the franc is 100 centimes.

Religion of Benin

Benin is the home of different religious people and in 2002 there are 42.8% Christian, 24.4% were Muslim, 17.3% practiced Vodum, 6% practiced other local traditional religions and 1.9% practiced other religion.

Dialing Code of Benin

The Dialing code of Benin is +229 and after the IDD this code is used with an area with to perform calls in different areas of Benin.

Airports of Benin

There is a total of six airports in Benin which are Cardinal Bernardin Gantin de Contorno Airport, Kandi Airport, Parakou Airport, Bembereke Airport, NAE Airport, and Save Airport.

Top destinations of Benin

Benin is a great country by its landscape with several amazing sports to visit including Contonou, Ouidah, Abomey, and Ganvie.

GDP of Benin

The GDP of Benin is 9.2 USD Billion Dollars which is expected to reach 9.3 USD Billion by the end of this year and is expected to cross 9.50 USB Billion by according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations.

Area of Benin

Total area Benin occupies is 114,764 sq. km. which is 44,310 sq. mi.

Sports in Benin

The popular sports in Benin is Association football or soccer. The Benin Football Federation operates the national Benin team.

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