Republic of Benin
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Name: Republic of Benin
Location: West Africa
Time: IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs
Capital: Porto Novo
French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)
Area: 112,622 sq kms
Population: 10,448,647 (July 2015 est.)
National Day: 01 AUG (Independence Day)
Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF) 1 = INR 0.112.
The south has an equatorial climate with four seasons. It is hot and dry from January to April and during August, with rainy seasons through May to July and September to December. The north has more extreme temperatures, hot and dry between November and June, cooler and very wet between July and October
Year 2015: New Years Day, 3 Jan Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad), 10 Jan Traditional Day, 6 Apr Easter Monday, 1 May Labour Day, 14 May Ascension Day, 25 May Whit Monday, 18 Jul Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), 1 Aug Independence Day, 15 Aug Assumption, 23 Sep Tabaski (Feast of Sacrifice), 26 Oct Armed Forces Day, 1 Nov All Saints Day, 30 Nov National Day, 25 Dec Christmas Day
Airline Name: Air Afrique RK
International Airports: Parakou (PKO) Kandi (KDC) Djougou (DJA) Cadjehoun (COO)

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