The Margouilla's Advice on Nightstopping in Benin




Capital: Porto Novo (no airport!)

Head of State: President Thomas Boni YAYI (since 6 April 2006)

Population: 9.3 million (2011)

Major infectious diseases:

     Degree of risk: very high

     Food & waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever

     Vectorborne diseases: malaria (level 3) and yellow fever

     Respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis

     Animal contact disease: rabies

     HIV prevalence: 1.2% (2009 est.)

Major beers: Flag, Béninoise

Languages: French (official), Fon, Yoruba and several dialects

Religions: Christian (40%), Muslim (25%) and Voodooist (20%)

Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF) - 655 for a Euro (2011)

Telephone code: +(229)

Electrical plugs: French 220V


Main Airports

Cotonou (DBBB/COO)

Djougou (DBBD/DJA)

Kandi (DBBK/KDC)

Natitingou (DBBN/NAE)

Parakou (DBBP/PKO)

Porga (DBBO/-)



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