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CFA-franc (XOF) is the currency in Benin

Facts about CFA-franc

  • Country:
    Benin
  • Currency:
    CFA-franc
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    XOF
  • Short for the currency:
    CFA
  • Currency subunits:
    100 centimes

The West African CFA franc is used as currency in the member states of the UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union). The currency is issued by the Central Bank of the West African States.

Where is Benin?


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Benin is a republic in west Africa by the Gulf of Guinea. The country was called Dahomey but changed to Benin in 1975. The economy is underdeveloped and Benin is highly dependant on good relations to Nigeria. The economy is mainly based on agriculture and cotton farming.

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