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Benin is named after the body of water on which the country lies—the Bight of Benin and officially called the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin). It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.

Summary statistics
Region Western Africa
Surface area (sq km) 114763
Population (est., 000) 1088
Pop. density (per sq km) 93.99
Capital city Cotonou
Capital city pop. (000) 779
Currency West African CFA Franc (XOF)

Most Recent Incident : Not Applicable.
Till date, the Republic of Benin has not recorded any direct terrorist attack .However it remains vulnerable due to porous borders, regional instability, and the terror activities of both Boko Haram and AQIM.

What is the Country doing about Terrorism ?
The President of the Republic of Benin, Mr. Boni Yayi pledged to send 800 soldiers to fight alongside Nigerian troops in the war against terrorism. It is also watching and monitoring movements along it’s border.