Health

Emergency telephone numbers
Vaccines

Compulsory vaccinations: yellow fever
Recommended vaccinations: typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B, meningitis

Health risks

Malaria, diarrhea, meningitis epidemics, HIV

Quality of public medical facilities
Poor
Tap water
Do not drink

Practical information

Capital
Porto-Novo
Major towns and cities
Cotonou, Djougou, Parakou, Abomey
Official languages
French
GDP
USD 7.5 billion
Population
10 million
Area
112,622 km²
Currency
Time zone
UTC +1
Country code
+229 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Cotonou (COO)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

January 16: Martyr's Day
August 1st: Independance day
December 31: Harvest Day

Climate
Tropical in the north, equatorial in the south
Best time to visit
From December to March
Best places to visit

Cotonou
Porto Novo
Ouidah (Sacred forest, Slave Trail…)
Fon Royal Palace
Pendjari National Park

Partenaires

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