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Republic of Benin Africa Porto-Novo 10,160,556 inhabitants 112,622 sq km 90.22 inhabitants/sq km Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF) population evolution

Top tourist attractions in Benin

Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Benin. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Benin section.

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Pendjari National Park

Protected Site

The Pendjari National Park lies in north western Benin, adjoining the Arli National Park in Burkina Faso. Named for the Pendjari River, the national park is known for its wildlife and is home to some of the last populations of big game like elephants, West African lions, hippopotamuses, buffalo and various antelopes in West Africa. The Park is also famous for its richness in birds. The Pendjari National Park is an area of 2755 square kilometres in the far north-west of Benin. The park is part of the WAP complex which is a vast protected area in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. The hills and cliffs of the Atakora range make the north-west one the most scenic areas of Benin. They provide a wonderful backdrop to the Pendjari National Park, which, in its isolation, remains one of the most interesting in West Africa. In March 2009 it was nominated as a tentative site for UNESCO's World Heritage Site program.

Cotonou Central Mosque

Tourist attraction

The Cotonou Central Mosque is a mosque in Cotonou, Benin. It is the most important building for the country's Muslims.