FUN FACTS ABOUT BENIN REPUBLIC
Benin Republic is a country that possesses the true beauty of the African nature. Lately the country has turned out to be the most visited country by mostly Africans and these visits are mostly based on tourism, business and most especially for education and other interesting facts. These facts are listed below. I’m sure you will find them interesting!
Over the years the country has engaged in a free market system with a major export to cotton. They are among the few countries that engage in the export of cotton. This fact draws many to the country mostly countries whose currency is of high value than theirs such as U.S.A, China, U.K, Ghana etc.
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If you are in love with Artworks, then you should be in Benin Republic! Over the past decades, the country has turned out to be one of the sites for artistic activity across the world. The arts include fine craftsmanship in iron, brass and cloth applique banners associated with ancient Dahomey.
Benin republic shares certain things with Nigeria ranging from tribes, languages and religion. Yoruba language is spoken in Benin Republic just as its spoken in Nigeria, and also Hausa language is spoken in some part of Benin Republic by few Benenise.
The local attire of the people of Benin Republic include the “Bomba” dresses which are created as tunics, the men have it as trousers and a loincloth while the women has it as a top. The traditional dress for Beninese men is loose, long and is having boubou –style cotton shirts over pants. In the formal versions, the embroidered boubou is also becoming popular with both men and women.The folk costumes of Benin include the West African dashiki, which is a colorful men’s garment covering the top half of the body.
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One thing you are definitely going to love about this place is the fun of seeing women walking around selling food or serving freshly made street food. These Beninese have one of the healthiest African foods and they are quite delicious. There are so many to try and these foods can be gotten at a cheap rate. Foods like Yovo Doko, Akkar, Massa, Akkasa, Ablo, Amiwo, Igname Pilé, Sokoura or Fufu, Tapioca and the rest of them.
If you have not visited this lovely country, these few facts that are recorded may lure you to visit. There are lots of places you can visit and things to do when you are in this country. It is one of those places you travel to and you feel reluctant to go home due to the fun you are having. The festivals are great, the country offers affordable accommodation. The affordability of Benin is one of the many reasons why we see lots of Africans, Indians and others from all part of the world come for businesses, education, pleasure and relaxation.
Don’t take any more time in contemplating on whether you should come to Benin Republic or not. I can assure you, coming to this country would be the best decision you have made so far!