🇧🇯 Flag of Benin

Flag of Benin

The current flag of Benin has been adopted for the first time in 1960, when the country achieved independence from France. The flag consists of three stripes - two horizontal ones in yellow and red colors and one vertical green on the left side of the flag. These colors are traditional Pan-African colors, where green represents hope, yellow symbolizes wealth and red stands for courage and the bloodshed during the struggles for independence. These colors emphasize the solidarity with the other African nations. In 1975, Marxist government came to power in Benin and the country was renamed to the Republic of Dahomey. In these times, a green flag with a red star in the upper left corner was used. After the fall of the regime in 1990, the previous flag has been readopted.

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Country Benin
Capital city Porto-Novo
Continent Africa
Population 10,323,000 (2013)
Total area 112,622 km2
Formation 1. 8. 1960
Highest point Mont Sokbaro (658 m)
GDP $ 1,556 (IMF, 2012)
Currency west african cfa franc (XOF)
Code BJ (BEN)
Calling code +229
Internet TLD .bj

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Name of country in other languages

Czech Benin (Porto Novo)
English Benin (Porto-Novo)
German Benin (Porto-Novo)
French Bénin (Cotonou)
Italian Benin (Porto-Novo)
Spanish Benín (Porto-Novo)
Russian Бенин (Порто-Ново)
Slovak Benin (Cotonou)
Polish Benin (Porto-Novo)
Portuguese Benim (Porto-Novo)
Chinese 贝宁 (波多诺伏)
Japanese ベナン (ポルトノボ)
Turkish Benin (Porto- Novo)
Norwegian Benin (Porto-Novo)
Swedish Benin (Porto-Novo)
Hungarian Benin (Porto Novo)
Dutch Benin (Porto-Novo)
Danish Benin (Porto-Novo)
Finnish Benin (Porto-Novo)
Hebrew בנין (פורטו נובו)