Tourism in Benin
Benin offer many intersting geographic (Beach and Pendjari National Park) and historical (Slave Coast, Kingdom of Abomey) tourist goals.
Benin ist the cradle of the natural religion Voodun.
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Benin (formerly Dahomey), is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, by Nigeria to the east and by Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. A majority of the population live on its small southern coastline on the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The length of the coast is about 125 km.
The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin , with a population of approximately 9.98 million. Benin is a tropical sub-Saharan nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming .Benin ist the cradle of the Vodoun Religion.
The official language is French. However, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yoruba are commonly spoken..
From the 17th to the 19th century, the main political entities in the area were the Kingdom of Dahomey along with the city-state of Porto-Novo and a large area with many different tribes to the north. This region was referred to as the Slave Coast from as early as the 17th century due to the large number of slaves shipped to the New World during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. After slavery was abolished, France took over the country and renamed it French Dahomey. On August 1st 1960, Dahomey gained full independence from France, and had a tumultuous period with many different democratic governments, many military coups and military governments.