|Benin Quick Facts:
Time: GMT/UTC +1
Borders: Western Africa; borders Nigeria and Togo
Seasons: tropical & hot (November to March), Wet (April to October)
Telephone: Country code - 229
Budget: US $25+ a day
Capital: Porto Novo
Visa: $100 USD for single or multiple entries, valid up to 36 months. The visa cannot exceed the expiration of the passport.
Languages: Official language: French; Fon and Yoruba language: Spoken in the southern region; other minority tribal dialects.
Area: 112,622 sq km
Travel Warning: U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - Current Travel Warnings