Benin: The Story of the Flag
This travel souvenir from Benin is sure to make your kitchen more colorful and a more endearing place to hang out and cook up some great meals. It is no wonder as it features three lively and vibrant colors: green, yellow and red. Benin`s flag was adopted in 1969 substituting the French flag that for decades blew in all public buildings. There was a previous flag that was used until 1990 when the country was administered by therein that established the People`s Republic of Benin.
Benin: Where Travelers Meet Africa
Benin is a great tourist destination in the West of Africa. It is a relatively new independent country as it obtained its independence from France in 1960. For this reason, you will hear French spoken on the streets of Porto Novo, the capital city, and Cotonou. Also, indigenous languages such as Fon and Yoruba are spoken. Fon is not only a language but also a community that come from the ancestral Aja people. The Fon community was the group to found the Kingdom of dahomey in the Seventeenth century,. The second foundational group of this country were the Yorba who created the Kingdom of Oyo. The majority of its population lives along the coast where the travelers will also find incredible vacation resorts. This is a typical rural country and the majority of its population works the land. For this reason, Benin`s economy depends on agriculture for its subsistence. This is a great travel souvenir to take back home.