Benin is situated in Western Africa, bordering with Niger River to the North and with the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The most inhabited part of Benin is the coast line, formerly known as the Slave Coast, from where ships with captives departure on their way across the Atlantic. Benin is one of the first countries in Africa to convert from dictatorship to pluralistic, democratic political system and currently is one of the safest countries in Africa. Porto - Novo is the capital city of Benin, but government is based in its largest city - Cotonou.

Most of the population is Christian. However Benin is considered to be the cradle of Voodoo and it is still a very popular religious practice. Locals call it Vodun which means “spirits” and every year large festivals gather people who are still commemorating its pantheon.


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