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Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu Kerekou and the establishment of a government based on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephore Soglo as president, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. (Source: CIA World FactBook)

Map of Benin
A nice clear map of Benin from the CIA World FactBook.

Geography and Map of Benin
A political map, comprehensive data, and flag from the CIA World FactBook.

Blank Outline Map of Benin
A free blank outline map of Benin to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Merriam-Webster Map of Benin
A clear and detailed Benin map along with basic geographic facts from Merriam-Webster. The map includes many cities and major physical features.

Benin Maps
A nice collection of large detailed maps of Benin from the PCL Map Collection.

Benin: History, Geography, Government, and Culture
Great data and historical information from Infoplease.com.

Background Note – Benin
A great profile, including political history, from the U.S. State Department.

Flags of the World - Benin
The flag of Benin and everything you ever wanted to know about the flag.

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