The Republic of Benin, a country in the west of Africa having its old name being Dahomey, borders on the Gulf of Guinea to the south, Nigeria to the east, the Niger to the north, Burkina Faso to the northwest, and Togo to the west. Porto-Novo, the capital of Benin, is the place where National Assembly is held, while Cotonou is the place where the government is located. The national economy mainly depends on Agriculture. Palm kernel and palm oil are two major export items of Benin. There is a national park in Benin, where you can closely observe animals on the African Savanna. Why not take your UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) to explore the “Country of Oil Palms”.