Benin The Republic of Benin is a small West African country. It covers an area of 44,310 sqm and is home to about 11 million people. The country first acquired the name Dahomey in 1975, she derived her name from the large water body at the southern end of the colony "the Bight of Benin." Porto-Novo is the capital city but the largest city is Cotonou which is also home to the government. The interesting about Porto-Novo is it was developed to promote slave trade in the 16th century and home to [...]