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Benin is a country located in the Gulf of Guinea, between Nigeria and Togo.

Afro-Brazilians architecture


The immigrants of African descent who began arriving in the coast of Nigeria and Benin in the early nineteenth century are known as the Afro-Brazilians. The Afro-Brazilians were the descendants of African slaves (mostly from West Africa and Angola) taken to Brazil. They returned..

Abomey’s Royal Palace


Abomey’s Royal Palace (UNESCO site), in Central Benin, has been restored after a fire had destroyed part of its 18th century structure and can again be visited. This palace, now a museum, is entirely built in adobe and is one of the few remnants of Africa’s splendorous imperial past.