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Benin
   has this flag:   

DY
   is the international car registration for   
Benin
DY because Benin was formerly called Dahomey.
Benin
   was formerly known as   
Dahomey
Prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. Dahomey was the name of a country in west Africa now called the Republic of Benin. The Kingdom of Dahomey was a powerful west African state founded in the seventeenth century which survived until 1894. From 1894 until 1960 Dahomey was a part of French West Africa. The independent Republic of Dahomey existed from 1960-1975. In 1975, the country was re-named "The People's Republic of Benin" after the Bight of Benin
Benin
   has the capital   
Porto-Novo
Porto-Novo = official capitalCotonou = seat of government. Porto-Novo was probably founded in the late 16th century by the legendary King Te-Agdanlin of Allada. It was originally developed as a port for the slave trade.
Benin
   uses the   
Franc
Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF); note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
French
   is an official language of   
Benin
.bj
   internet domain is used by   
Benin
Benin
   has the anthem   
L'Aube Nouvelle
The Dawn of a New Day
Benin
   is governed by a   
Presidential Republic
President Yayi Boni
   is Head of State of   
Benin
Benin
   has the mark   
TY
Benin
   is situated in   
Africa
Benin
   gained independence in   
1960
1 August. France
Afrique Airlines
   is based in   
Benin
Benin
   is the site of   
Royal Palaces of Abomey
Benin
   has a motto   
Fraternité, Justice, Travail
The Flag of Benin (1975-1990)
   was this:   

The Flag of the Kingdom of Benin
   was this:   

Benin
   has an area of   
112,622 Km²
0.08%
101st
   largest country in the world is   
Benin
112,622 km²
Benin Golf Air
   is based in   
Benin
National carrier
Benin City
   is at   
6°19'N 5°36'E
Nigeria
Porto-Novo, Benin
   is at   
06°23'N 02°42'E
Benin
   has the country calling code   
+229
Niger
   River runs through   
Benin
4,200 km. Nigeria / Mali / Niger / Algeria / Guinea / Cameroon / Burkina Faso / Côte d'Ivoire / Benin / Chad
Volta
   River runs through   
Benin
1,600 km. Ghana / Burkina Faso / Togo/ Côte d'Ivoire / Benin
Benin
   has the time zone   
UTC+1
West Africa Time (WAT)
Air Force of Benin
   is   

Benin
   has this coat of arms   

Benin
   is   

Kuli
   comes from   
Benin
Kuli
Benin shares borders with 4 other countries.
Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
Bugsy (1991)
   starred   
Warren Beatty, Annette Bening and Harvey Keitel
Director: Barry Levinson
The American President (1995)
   starred   
Michael Douglas, Annette Bening and Martin Sheen
Director: Rob Reiner
The American President (1995)
   starred   
Michael Douglas and Annette Bening
Why can't the most powerful man in the world have the one thing he wants most?
Benin, Bolivia, Netherlands, South Africa
   are all   
Countries With More Than One Capital
South Africa actually has Three: Pretoria is the Administrative Capital, Cape Town is the Legislative Capital, and Bloemfontein is the Home of the Judiciary
Annette Bening
   starred in   
The Grifters (1990)
Regarding Henry (1991)
   starred   
Harrison Ford, Annette Bening and Michael Haley
Annette Bening
   won for   
American Beauty (1999)
Annette Bening
   won the Golden Globe for   
The Kids Are All Right
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy, 2010
American Beauty (1999)
   starred   
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening and Mena Suvari
Director: Sam Mendes
American Beauty (1999)
   starred   
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening and Mena Suvari
IMDB:8.5/10. Director: Sam Mendes. 5 Oscar wins incl. Best Picture. 6 Baftas and 3 Golden Globes






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