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Benin, formally known as the Republic of Benin, is situated in Sub-Saharan Africa, a subregion of the region Africa. Its capital city is Porto-Novo. Benin is identified by various country codes. The ISO 3166-1-Alpha-2 code, commonly referred to as the 2-letter country code for Benin, is BJ, while the ISO 3166-1-Alpha-3 code, known as the 3-letter country code, is BEN. Similarly, the ISO 3166-1 numeric code for Benin is 204. When connecting via phone, the dialing code for Benin is +229, which is essential for initiating calls to phone numbers in Benin. Online, websites in Benin are distinguished by the top-level domain (TLD) .bj, indicating their geographic origin. The currency utilized in Benin is the CFA Franc BCEAO, denoted by the currency alphabetic code XOF. Commonly known as the CFA Franc BCEAO, it is the primary currency for transactions within the country.

For a comprehensive reference encompassing major country codes, currency codes, and timezones relevant to Benin, please refer the tables below:

Country details

Formal namethe Republic of Benin
Sub regionSub-Saharan Africa

ISO Codes

ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2BJ
ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3BEN
ISO 3166-1 Numeric204

Dialing Code

Dialing code+229

Other Country Codes

Top Level
License plate codeDY
UN m49 code204
GAUL code29
MARC codedm
WMO codeBJ
EDGAR codeG6
GS1 GTIN code-

Currency Codes

CurencyAlphabetic codeNumeric code


TimezoneOffset UTCOffset DSTTime
Africa / Lagos+01:00+01:00
Africa / Porto-Novo+01:00+01:00

Neighbouring countries

CountryCapitalISO codesDialing codeTLD
Flag of Burkina FasoBurkina FasoOuagadougouBF /
Flag of NigerNigerNiameyNE /
Flag of NigeriaNigeriaAbujaNG /
Flag of TogoTogoLomeTG /

ISO 3166-2 Codes

Subdivision nameSubdivision categoryISO Code



Benin is situated in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is a subregion of the continent of Africa.

Porto-Novo serves as the capital of Benin.

The ISO 3166-1-Alpha-2, or two-letter country code, for Benin is BJ, while the ISO 3166-1-Alpha-3, or three-letter country code, is BEN, and the ISO 3166-1 numeric code is 204. ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, is a global federation of national standards bodies.

The dialing code for Benin is +229.

The top-level domain (TLD) for Benin-specific internet addresses ends with .bj.

The currency code of Benin includes the currency alphabetic code XOF and the currency numeric code 952. The currency is referred to as the CFA Franc BCEAO. ISO 4217 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization, defining alpha codes and numeric codes for representing currencies and providing information about the relationships between individual currencies and their minor units.

The license plate code for Benin is DY.

The UN M49 code for Benin is 204. UN M49, or the Standard Country or Area Codes for Statistical Use, is a standard used by the United Nations for statistical purposes.

The GAUL code for Benin is 29. GAUL, or the Global Administrative Unit Layers, is a spatial database of administrative units for all countries worldwide. It is a project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The MARC code for Benin is dm. MARC, or machine-readable cataloging standards, are a set of digital formats for describing items cataloged by libraries, such as books, DVDs, and digital resources.

The FIPS code for Benin is BN. FIPS, or Federal Information Processing Standards, are publicly announced standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for use in computer systems by non-military American government agencies and government contractors.

The WMO code for Benin is BJ. WMO, or the World Meteorological Organization, is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation on atmospheric science, climatology, hydrology, and geophysics.

The IOC code for Benin is BEN. The International Olympic Committee uses three-letter abbreviation country codes to refer to each group of athletes that participate in the Olympic Games. Each geocode usually identifies a National Olympic Committee.

The EDGAR code for Benin is G6. EDGAR, or the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The FIFA code for Benin is BEN. FIFA, or Fédration Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football), assigns a three-letter country code to each of its member and non-member countries as name abbreviations for countries and dependent areas in official competitions.

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