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

Afro-Brazilians architecture

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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

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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.