Benin officially known as the Republic of Benin is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo on the west, Nigeria on the east, Burkina Faso on the northwest, and Niger on the northeast. Porto-Novo is the capital city and Cotonou is the largest city of Benin. The other major cities and towns in Benin are Parakou, Abomey, Djougou, Bohicon, Kandi, Natitingou, Ouidah, Lokossa, Abomey, Athieme, Banikoara, Bassila, Bembereke, Beterrou, Bohicon, Bori, Boukoumbe, Come, Cove, Dassa-Zoume, Founougo, Ganvie, Godomey, Grand-Popo, etc.
The official language of the country in Benin is French. The other spoken languages in Benin are Arabic, English, Aguna, Aja, Alada, Fon, Gbe, Gen, Gun, Phera, Phla, Tofin, Toli, etc. Benin is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like Voodoo Day, Quintessence Film Festival, Gelede Festival, Waba Festival, International Festival of the Dahomean Cultures, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.
The official name of the postal service in Benin is La Poste du Benin. The postal service in Benin was introduced on 27 April 1961. At first, there was so much controversy over the places which were registered under the postal code office, but then slowly every region in Benin got its postal codes. The pin code is segregated in such a way that each of the postal codes is.
Benin has a total land area of 1,14,763 km2, which comes to around a total of 44,310 mi2. The territory of Benin is divided into 12 Departments which were subdivided into 77 communes. The names of the departments are Alibori, Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Kouffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Oueme, Plateau, and Zou. It was further subdivided into cities, municipalities, towns, and villages.
Benin has major sources of water including groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Benin has more than three lakes and a few water bodies. Some water bodies have developed as tourist spots. Many water bodies are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these water bodies are fresh water and very few are salt lakes.
Benin contains more than 91 named mountains. The highest peak is Mont Sokbaro which is about 658 meters (2,159 feet) and the most prominent mountain is Soubakperou which is about 620 meters (2,034 feet). The other major mountains in Benin are Mont Goubono, Soubakperou, Mont Adiangdia, Koule Ekou, Dimansenntari, Tintenou, Beyaka, Tanatouta, Tankassika, etc.
Each administrative division maintains its postal code for mail delivery purposes.
Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery.
The official name of the Benin postal service is La Poste du Benin.
The postal service in Benin was introduced on 27 April 1961. The territory of Benin is divided into 12 Departments which were subdivided into 77 communes.