A small country in the Gulf of Guinea with a rich history, Benin has some forty ethnic groups living in perfect harmony. This diversity has gifted the country with a wide range of traditions, including the unique cult of Vodun. Boasting a vibrant intellectual and cultural life, Benin is often referred to as Africa's Latin Quarter in the Francophone world.
Benin Tourism Website
Cotonou is the economic capital of Benin, as well as its largest city and houses many of its government and diplomatic services; thus, it is Benin's de facto capital, even though the official capital is Porto-Novo.