Benin Bordering Countries: Burkina Faso
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Where is Benin?
Benin Satellite Image
Benin is located in western Africa. Benin is bordered by the Bight of Benin, Nigeria to the east, Niger to the north, and Burkina Faso and Togo to the west.
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Atlantic Ocean, Bight of Benin, Gulf of Guinea, Oti River and Oueme River.
Benin Natural Resources:
Benin has exploitable deposits of limestone and marble and the potential for a small amount of offshore oil. Timber is also a resource.
Benin Natural Hazards:
Natural hazards for Benin include the hot, dry, dusty harmattan wind. This may affect the northern part of the country from December to March.
Benin Environmental Issues:
Some environmental issues for Benin, in western Africa, are: deforestation; desertification; inadequate supplies of potable water. As well as these land and water issues, the country's wildlife populations are threatened by poaching.
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