Benin is a West African country bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the northwest, and Niger to the north. Its capital and largest city is Porto-Novo, with Cotonou being the largest economic center and the seat of government.
The official language of Benin is French, which is widely spoken in government, business, and education. However, there are also several indigenous languages spoken in the country, including Fon, Yoruba, and Dendi.
The official currency of Benin is the West African CFA franc (XOF), which is also used by several other West African countries.
The local time in Benin is the same as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+1), and there is no daylight saving time.
The flight time from the UK to Cotonou International Airport (COO), the main airport in Benin, is approximately 6 to 8 hours depending on the airline and the number of stops. The airport is located in Cotonou, the largest city in Benin, and serves as a hub for several regional airlines.
Cotonou International Airport serves as the main gateway to Benin and the surrounding countries. Its address is Aeroport International de Cotonou, Cotonou, Benin. The airport is located about 7 km from the city center and is accessible by taxi, bus, and private car.