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Benin Flag

Shop for authentic Benin Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Benin flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Benin flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Benin National Anthem, historical information about the Benin flag, and demographic data about Benin

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Flag History
Adopted in 1959, the pan-African colors of red, yellow and green are used to symbolize African unity and nationalism. Benin became independent from France in 1960 and its name was adopted in 1959.
Geographic Coordinates
9 30 N, 2 15 E
Area
112,622 sq km
Population
9,056,010
Life Expectancy
59.42 years
Government Type
Republic
Capital
Porto-Novo
GDP
$13.25 billion (2009 est.)
Currency
West African CFA franc (XOF)
Calling Code
+229
Internet TLD
.bj

Benin National Anthem

The Dawn of a New Day (L'Aube Nouvelle)

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Lyrics

Formerly, at her call, our ancestors
Knew how to engage in mighty battles
With strength, courage, ardour, and full of joy, but at the price of blood.
Builders of present, you too, join forces
Each day for the task stronger in unity.
Build without ceasing for posterity.

Children of Benin, arise!
The resounding cry of freedom
Is heard at the first light of dawn,
Children of Benin, arise!

When all around there blows a wind of anger and hate:
Citizen of Benin be proud, and in a calm spirit
Trusting in the future, behold your flag!
In the green you read hope of spring;
The red signifies the courage of your ancestors;
The yellow foretells the greatest treasures.

Beloved Benin, your sunny mountains, palm trees, and green pastures
Show everywhere your brightness;
Your soil offers everyone the richest fruits.
Benin, from henceforth your sons are united
With one brotherly spirit sharing the hope of seeing you
Enjoy abundance and happiness forever.