|Map of Africa. Benin outlined in dark|
ink and shaded.
|A close-up of Benin & its neighbors.|
Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
Bight of Benin
43,484 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Porto-Novo, Djougou, Parakou
Famous Geographical Point:
Pendjari National Park
Djimon Hounsou, actor
Book Set In/About:
Dawn to Dusk: Folk Tales from Benin by Iro Eweka
A collection of Edo (Benin) folktales.
Movie Set In/About:
"Barbecue-Pejo" (2000), directed by Jean Odoutan
A farmer chases his dream of a better life through terrible lows and triumphant highs.
Headline of the Day:
"Energy Minister Resigns Over $4.5m Fraud Allegation" in Pulse Nigeria.