Benin

Benin

Benin [Benin] (fr. Bénin [benɛ]) is a country in West Africa. It is bordered to the west by Togo, to the north by Burkina Faso and Niger, to the east by Nigeria and on the south by the Gulf of Guinea, specifically the Bay of Benin. By 1975, the country Dahomey said. The term stands in the tradition of the historic kingdom of Dahomey, which comprised up to the conquest by the French at the end of the 19th century the southern part of the modern state and the neighboring state Togo. The Human Development Index, the country is on the 165th place from 187th