Property for sale in Benin
Benin is a French-speaking West African country. It is known as the country where the voodoo religion was born, more commonly called "voodoo".
It borders Nigeria to the east, Niger and Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the west.
Before buying a property for sale in Benin it is necessary to know the economic situation of the country.
It is one of the countries that faces the Gulf of Guinea, it have not many resources available and for this reason the level of life of Benin is quite low. Its economy is predominantly linked to the export of cotton. The nerve centre of Benin is the urban area between Porto-Novo and Cotonou.
The Benin is divided into 12 departments, but the population is almost entirely concentrated along the coast, where are the main cities: Cotonou, the capital Porto-Novo and Godomey, while Parakou is the most populous urban centre outside this area.
If you plan to invest by buying properties for sale in Benin, the best cities to do it are:
Ouidah which is a city that mixes together French and Portuguese influences. The city is about 40 km from Cotonou but it is much less chaotic.
Porto Novo is the capital of Benin and former French capital of Dahomey. There is a strong Portuguese influence in this city and has several tourist attractions such as the Royal Palace, the gardens and the museum of the kings of Porto Novo.
Abomey was once the capital of ancient Dahomey for about 300 years from the seventeenth century. If you are interested in investing in properties for sale in Benin, you should know that in Abomey there are the royal palaces that have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Another interesting city from the point of view of properties for sale in Benin is Grand-Popo, which in the past had an important role in the slave traffic. The city is about an hour's drive from Cotonou and offers a perfect change of speed from the busy city. There are many hotels and resorts and the beaches are a great place to relax and spend the holidays.
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