West African Countries – The 15 Countries of West Africa

15Benin

The Republic of Benin has its southern coast on the Bight of Benin which is part of the Gulf of Guinea. That should provide enough proof that the country is in West Africa. Benin spans a landmass of  114,763 square kilometers and has a population of 10.88 million.

The official language of the country is French.  Even though Porto-Novo is the capital of Benin, all the economic and political activities take place in the city of Cotonou. The agricultural sector contributes most to the GDP and provides the most employment.

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