Flag of Benin (GIF)



The national flag of Benin (French: drapeau du Bénin) 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 globe.
Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. Its capital is Porto-Novo (official) and its population is approximately 12.45 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo.

The waving flag of Benin with its coat of arms (unofficial)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Porto-Novo
Other major city:Cotonou
Official language: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
Religions:48.5% Christianity,
27.7% Islam,
11.6% Vodun,
12.2% Others/None
Nationality name:Beninese
Area:114,763 km²
(44,310 sq mi)
Population:12.45 million (2021)
Currency:West African CFA franc
Country codes:BJ, BEN (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.bj
Calling code:+229
Flag emoji code:🇧🇯


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

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