Flag of Benin (GIF)


The national flag of Benin consists of two horizontal yellow and red stripes on the right and a green vertical stripe on the left. The yellow and green colors symbolize the northern savannas and palm groves in the south of the country, while the red color represents the bloodshed of those who fight for Dahomey. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on November 16, 1959.

Also, its coat of arms includes a pair of black horns and two spotted panthers supporting a shield containing a Somba castle, the Star of Benin, a sailing ship, and a palm tree.

The Benin flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. Its capital is Porto-Novo (official) and its population is approximately 11,733,000.

The waving flag of Benin with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Porto-Novo (pop. 264,000)
Other major cities:Cotonou (679,000)
Official languages:French
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:39.2% Fon
17.6% Yoruba
8.2% Aja
9.2% Bariba
6.9% Fula
12.1% Ottamari
4.0% Yoa-Lokpa
2.5% Dendi
Religion:48.5% Christianity
27.7% Islam
11.6% Vodun
12.2% Others / None
Demonym:Beninese
Area:114,763 km²
(44,310 sq mi)
Population:11,733,000
Currency:West African CFA franc


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Benin (French: Drapeau et armoiries du BĂ©nin), GIF

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