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Benin

Woman from Benin - Photo by Jacques Taberlet

Overview

Located in West Africa and wedged between Togo and Nigeria, french-speaking Benin is home to roughly 9 million residents. World renown performing artist Angélique Kidjo and actor Djimon Hounsou were both born in the capital city of Cotonou. Benin has a vibrant art and music scene influenced by its neighboring countries as well as France.

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