The Republic of Benin

Independence DayAugust 1st 1960
Official LanguageFrench
Capital CityPorto-Novo
Population11.884 Million
Proven natural gas reserves78 billion cubic feet
Proven Crude oil reserves92.35 Million Barrels
Proven Condensate Reserves1.9 Million Barrels
CurrencyCFA Franc (UEMOA) (XOF)
Nominal GDP (2018)US $10.34 billion (World Bank, 2018)

Benin is a French speaking country in West Africa. It is the cradle of the voodoo religion, but also the territory of the former Kingdom of Dahomey. In Abomey, the former capital of Dahomey, the historical museum occupies two royal palaces decorated with bas-reliefs retracing the history of the kingdom and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park offers safaris to discover elephants, hippos and lions.


HE Mr. Patrice Athanase Guillaume TALON 

The President of the Republic of Benin

Mr. Samou Seidou Adambi

The Minister of Water and Mines

Mr. Tchananti Sahgui Tiatti

APPO Executive Board Member

Issifou Moussa Yari

Managing Director SOBEH, Benin