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Major cities and airports in Benin

  1. Cotonou – Cadjehoun Airport (COO)
  2. Parakou – Parakou Airport (PKO)
  3. Djougou – Djougou Airport (DJA)
  4. Natitingou – Natitingou Airport (NAE)
  5. Kandi – Kandi Airport (KDC)
  6. Savalou – Savalou Airport (SVF)
  7. Lokossa – Lokossa Airport (LKS)
  8. Abomey – Abomey Airport (XPA)
  9. Porto Novo – Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO)
  10. Ouidah – Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO)

Time and Communication

Benin is in West Africa Time Zone (GMT+1) and does not observe Daylight Saving Time. Mobile network operators in Benin are MTN Benin, Moov Benin, and Glo Benin. Cell phone coverage is limited outside of major cities.

Money and shopping

The official currency of Benin is West African CFA franc (XOF), and the exchange rate to the US Dollar is approximately 555 XOF. Benin accepts payment in XOF and USD, and payment by bank cards is common. However, not all cards are accepted. Currency exchange offices usually operate from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.


The common transportation in Benin includes buses, taxis, and motorcycle taxis (zémidjans). Taxis and zémidjans do not have meters, so passengers should agree on the fare before the trip.

Touristic attractions

  • Pendjari National Park – A wildlife reserve with elephants, lions, cheetahs, and other animals.
  • Abomey Royal Palaces – A UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring palaces and temples of the ancient Kingdom of Dahomey.
  • Grand-Popo – A beach town with colonial architecture and a fishing village.
  • Ganvié – A village built on stilts in the middle of Lake Nokoué.
  • W National Park – A transboundary park shared with Burkina Faso and Niger, with diverse wildlife and landscapes.
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