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Republic of BENIN
(Porto Novo + Cotonou)

Republic of BENIN

Flag or logo since 1991-08-01
République du BÉNIN (fr)
Emblem or Symbol

President Patrice Talon
(ruler of BENIN since 2016-04-06)
Capital:Porto Novo + Cotonou(Porto Novo + Cotonou)
Official languages:()
Official relgions:()


BENIN Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)

12 Metropolitan Divisions:

ALIBORI ALIBORI Department  (Kandi)Local: Département de l''ALIBORI (fr)  (Kandi)
ATACORA ATACORA Department  (Natitingu)Local: Département d''ATACORA (fr)  (Natitingou)
ATLANTIC ATLANTIC Department  (Whydah)Local: Département de l''ATLANTIQUE (fr)  (Ouidah)
BORGU BORGU Department  (Paraku)Local: Département du BORGOU (fr)  (Parakou)
COUFFO COUFFO Department  (Dogbo)Local: Département du COUFFO (fr)  (Dogbo)
DONGA DONGA Department  (Jugu)Local: Département de la DONGA (fr)  (Djougou)
HILLS HILLS Department  (Savalu)Local: Département des COLLINES (fr)  (Savalou)
LITTORAL LITTORAL Department  (Cotonou)Local: Département du LITTORAL (fr)  (Cotonou)
MONO MONO Department  (Lokossa)Local: Département du MONO (fr)  (Lokossa)
PLATEAU PLATEAU Department  (Sakete)Local: Département du PLATEAU (fr)  (Sakété)
UEME UEME Department  (Porto Novo)Local: Département de l''OUÉMÉ (fr)  (Porto-Novo)
ZOU ZOU Department  (Abomey)Local: Département du ZOU (fr)  (Abomey)

Other notable Territories in Africa:

ABOMEY Traditional Fon Kingdom of ABOMEY  (Abomey)Local: Royaume d''ABOMEY (fr) + Ahosu AGBOME (fon)  (Abomey)
ALLADA Traditional Kingdom of ALLADA  (Allada)Local: Royaume d''ALLADA (fr) + ALADA Bosu (guw)  (Allada)
BOUAY Traditional Kingdom of BOUAY  (Bouay)Local: Royaume traditionnel de BOUAY (fr) + BOUAY (bba)  (Bouay)
DASSA-ZUME Traditional Yoruba Kingdom of DASSA in Dassa Zume-Sub-Prefecture  (Dassa)Local: Sous-préfecture de DASSA-ZOUMÉ (fr) + Oba DASSA (ibb)  (Dassa)
GWANDE Traditional Berba State of GWANDE  (Gwande)Local: État traditionnel de GOUANDÉ (fr) + GWANDE (beh)  (Gouandé)
ILESHA Traditional State of ILESHA  (Ilesha)Local: État traditionnel d''ILESHA (fr) + ILESHA (yor)  (Ilesha)
JUGU Traditional Gurmanche State of JUGU  (Jugu)Local: État traditionnel de DJOUGOU (fr) + Ajahutonon JUGU (gux) + Alada SUGU (fon)  (Djougou)
KANDI Traditional Bariba State of KANDI  (Kandi)Local: État traditionnel de KANDI (fr) + Saka KANDI (bba)  (Kandi)
KETU Traditional Kingdom of KETU  (Ketu)Local: Royaume traditionnel de KÉTOU (fr)  (Kétou)
KIKA Traditional Bariba State of KIKA  (Kika)Local: État traditionnel de KIKA (fr) + KIKA (bba)  (Kika)
KUANDE Traditional Bariba State of KUANDE  (Kwande)Local: État traditionnel de KOUANDÉ (fr) + Bangana KUANDE (bba) + Bangana KWANDE (ntm)  (Kouandé)
NIKKI NIKKI Sub-Prefecture : Traditional State of NIKKI Kingdom in Borgu  (Nikki)Local: Sous-préfecture de NIKKI : État traditionnel du Royaume de NIKKI (fr) + Sarkin NIKKI (fue)  (Nikki)
PARAKU PARAKU Sub-Prefecture : Traditional Bariba State of Paraku  (Paraku)Local: Sous-préfecture de PARAKOU : État bariba de PARAKOU (fr) + Akpaki PARAKU (bba)  (Parakou)
PORTO NOVO Superior Chiefdom of the Fon Kingdom of PORTO NOVO  (Porto Novo)Local: Chefferie supérieure du Royaume de PORTO-NOVO (fr) + Abosu AJACHE IPO (fon) + Abosu AJASE IPO (yor)  (Porto-Novo)
SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST OF WHYDAH Viceroyalty of SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST OF WHYDAH  (Saint John the Baptist of Whydah)Local: Vice-Royauté de SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE DE OUIDAH (fr) + Vice-Reino de SÃO JOÃO BAPTISTA DE AJUDÁ (pt)  (Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Ouidah)
SANDIRO Traditional State of SANDIRO  (Sandiro)Local: État traditionnel de SANDIRO (fr) + SANDIRO (yor)  (Sandiro)
SAVE SAVE Sub-Prefecture : Traditional Yoruba State of Sabe  (Save)Local: Sous-préfecture de SAVÉ : État traditionnel de SABÉ (fr) + Onisabe CABE (cbj)  (Savé)
SAVI HWEDA Traditional Fon State of SAVI HWEDA  (Whydah)Local: État traditionel de SAVI HWÉDA (fr) + SAVI HWEDA (sxw) + SAVI HWEDA (fon)  (Ouidah)

77 Organizations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

ACCORD Council of ACCORD : Council of Understanding  (Abidjan)
AFRICA-FRANCE Conference of Heads of State of Africa and France : AFRICA-FRANCE Summit  (Bamako)
AFRICAN BANK African Development Bank : AFDB  (Tunis)
AFRICAN CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC STATES African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States : ACP STATES  (Brussels)
AFRICAN NATURE African Convention on Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources : CONVENTION ON CONSERVATION  (Maputo)
AFRICAN UNION African Union : AU  (Addis Ababa + Midrand)
AIPO African Intellectual Property Organization : AIPO  (Yaounde)
APPA African Petroleum Producers'' Association : APPA  (Brazzaville)
ASECNA Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar : ASECNA  (Dakar)
CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROHIBITION Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons : OPCW  (The Hague)
COMMON FUND Common Fund for Commodities : CFC  (Geneva)
CUSTOMS World Customs Organization : WCO  (Brussels)
ENERGY International Energy Charter : IEC  (Woluwe-Saint Lambert)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations : FAO Specialized Agency  (Rome)
FRANCOPHONIE International Organization of The Francophonie : OIF  (Paris)
GLOBAL FUND The Global Fund to Fight Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria : GFATM  (Vernier-Geneva)
GROUP OF SEVENTY-SEVEN Coalition of Developing Countries : GROUP OF SEVENTY-SEVEN  (New York City)
HAGUE CONVENTION Permanent Court of Arbitration : PCA  (The Hague)
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency : IAEA Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development : IBRD  (Washington-District of Columbia)
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization : ICAO Specialized Agency  (Montreal)
ICJ International Court of Justice : ICJ  (The Hague)
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development : IFAD Specialized Agency  (Rome)
ILO International Labour Organization : ILO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
IMF International Monetary Fund : IMF Specialized Agency  (Washington-District of Columbia)
IMO International Maritime Organization : IMO Specialized Agency  (London)
INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION Inter-Parliamentary Union : IPU  (Grand Saconnex)
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT International Criminal Court : ICCT  (The Hague)
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization : ICPO  (Lyons)
IOM International Organization for Migration : IOM Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency : IRENA  (Masdar City)
ISESCO Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : ISESCO  (Rabat)
ISLAM Organization of Islamic Cooperation : OIC  (Jeddah)
ISLAMIC BANK Islamic Development Bank : IDB  (Jeddah)
ITU International Telecommunication Union : ITU Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
NATURE CONSERVATION International Union for Conservation of Nature : IUCN  (Gland)
NON-ALIGNED Non-Aligned Movement : NAM - Advancing South South Cooperation  (Jakarta + New York City)
NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty : NPT  (New York City)
NUCLEAR TEST BAN Provisional Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Organization : CTBTO  (Vienna)
OHADA Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa : OHADA  (Yaounde)
OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : OHCHR Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
OLYMPIC GAMES International Olympic Committee : IOC  (Lausanne)
PELINDABA TREATY African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty : ANWFZ  (Pelindaba)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
REFRIGERATION International Institute of Refrigeration : IIR  (Paris)
SAHEL-SAHARAN STATES New Community of Sahel-Saharan States : CEN-SAD  (Tripoli)
SEABED Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority : ISA  (Kingston)
SOUTH ATLANTIC ZONE South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone : SAPCZ  (Brasilia)
SOUTH CENTRE SOUTH CENTRE Organization  (Geneva)
SOUTH-SOUTH Partners in Population and Development : PPD  (Dhaka + Kampala + Taicang)
STANDARDIZATION International Organization for Standardization : ISO  (Geneva)
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE International Telecommunications Satellite Organization : ITSO  (Washington-District of Columbia)
TRIBUNAL OF THE SEA International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea : ITLOS  (Hamburg)
UN-HABITAT United Nations Human Settlements Programme : UN-HABITAT Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development : UNCTAD  (Geneva)
UNDP United Nations Development Programme : UNDP Specialized Agency  (New York City)
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme : UNEP Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : UNESCO Specialized Agency  (Paris)
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change : UNFCCC  (New York City)
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees : UNHCR Agency  (Geneva)
UNICEF United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund : UNICEF Specialized Agency  (New York City)
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization : UNIDO Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
UNITED NATIONS United Nations Organization : UNO  (New York City)
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime : UNODC Agency  (Vienna)
UNOOSA Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies : OUTER SPACE Treaty  (Vienna)
UNWTO World Tourism Organization : UNWTO Specialized Agency  (Madrid)
UPEACE University for Peace : UPEACE  (Ciudad Colon)
UPU Universal Postal Union : UPU Specialized Agency  (Berne)
WEST AFRICAN STATES Economic Community of West African States : ECOWAS  (Abuja)
WEST AFRICAN UNION West African Economic and Monetary Union : WAEMU  (Wagadugu)
WFP World Food Programme : WFP  (Rome)
WHALING International Whaling Commission : IWC  (Impington)
WHO World Health Organization : WHO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization : WIPO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WMO World Meteorological Organization : WMO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WORLD TRADE World Trade Organization : WTO  (Geneva)

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