Benin has a 121-kilometer-long coastline on the Gulf of Guinea and is bordered by Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo. Benin is a politically stable country and has achieved successive democratic transitions. Artists of the Benin Kingdom were well known for working in many materials, particularly brass, wood, and ivory. They were famous for their bas-relief sculptures, particularly plaques, and life-size head sculptures. The plaques typically portrayed historical events, and the heads were often naturalistic and life size. 

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Benin was once known as the Kingdom of Dahomey. Taneka Beri Village, Benin. …

Over 1 million people were taken from Benin as slaves. Aduke Africa. 

Benin is home to the “Venice of Africa” …

The practice of Vodun originated in Benin. …

Benin has one of the youngest populations in the world.

Benin, officially Republic of Benin, French République du Bénin, formerly (until 1975) Dahomey or (1975–90) People’s Republic of Benin, country of western Africa. It was the first African country to transition from a dictatorship to a democracy. Benin made history in the early 1990s by becoming the first-ever African country to successfully transform into a democracy after decades of dictators. It was also one of the first African countries to hold multi-party elections. Benin’s culture is as rich and diverse as its landscape. With strong religious roots to inform most of the traditions, Benin’s culture is certainly one of the most unique and interesting in Africa. Music is of utmost importance in the country.