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According to wholevehicles, Benin is a small West African nation located in the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. The country has a total area of 114,763 km2 and its coastline stretches over 121 km along the Atlantic Ocean. Benin is divided into 12 regions, each with its own capital city. The landscape of Benin is largely flat with some hills in the north-west and sandstone plateaus in the south-east. The lowest point in Benin is Lake Nokoué at 13 feet above sea level while its highest point is Mont Sokbaro at 658 feet. Benin’s climate is tropical with two distinct seasons: wet season from April to October and dry season from November to March. Temperatures are typically hot throughout the year with cooler temperatures in higher elevations. The country experiences both hurricanes and tropical storms during its wet season as well as occasional floods in certain parts of the country. Education in Benin is free for all children between ages 6-18 at both primary and secondary levels. Primary school lasts for six years followed by three years of secondary school where students can specialize in a particular field such as mathematics or science if they wish to pursue further studies at university level or other higher educational institutions such as technical schools or pedagogical institutes. Higher education institutions are divided into two categories: universities which offer undergraduate programs ranging from medicine, law, economics, engineering and humanities while colleges provide vocational training programs that focus on specific areas such as business management, computer programming or marketing. Distance learning courses are also available for those who wish to study from home or abroad as well as online platforms offering various degrees from Beninese universities such as Université d’Abomey-Calavi which offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees online. The literacy rate in Benin stands at 56%, one of the lowest rates among developing countries due to inadequate access to education resources including textbooks, underpaid teachers, lack of classrooms in rural areas offering scholarships for students wishing to pursue higher education abroad or within Benin and limited adult literacy classes across the country. Check andyeducation for Benin School and Education.


Benin Weather and Climate

According to COUNTRYAAH, Benin is a State of West Africa (114,763 km²). Capital: Porto-Novo. Administrative division: departments (12). Population: 8,935,000 (2009 estimate). Language: French (official), baatonu, dendi, fongbé, gengné, yoruba. Religion: animists / traditional beliefs...