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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Benin

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BENIN
BENIN

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Benin - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

229

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

DY

Internet country code

BJ

GRC Country Code

BEN

Benin - Languages

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Language map External

The official language is French External (16 700 speakers). 50 other languages are spoken. The most widespread of these are: Aja-Gbe External (360 000 speakers); Bariba External (342 000 speakers); Fon-Gbe External (1 400 000 speakers); Gun-Gbe External (320 000 speakers) and Yoruba External (465 000 speakers).

Personal names in Benin

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Personal names are usually written with the family name first followed by the given name(s) in this way:

   Dosson Paul

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Benin - Company legal forms

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Benin company types include:

   Limited Liability Company
   Partnership
   Proprietorship
   Public (Limited Liability) Company

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Benin - Example address format

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in French. Deliveries are made only to post office boxes (Boîte Postale, or BP). These box numbers are preceded with a number to indicate the post office where the box is located as follows:

   01        Recette Principale
   02        Gbègamey
   03        Jericho
   04        Cadjèjhoun
   05        Akpakpa
   06        PK 3
   07        Sainte Rita
   08        Tri Postal

The box number may be followed by the name of the post office.

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Benin - Post office box

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This is written as Boîte Postale, or BP.

Benin - Postal codes

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Benin has no postal code system.

Benin - Postal code format

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Benin - Postal code specifics

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Benin - Postal code regular expression

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Benin - Postal code level of coverage

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Benin - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Benin

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Benin numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 8 digits when called from abroad. Mobile numbers commence with a 9.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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