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Benin - the West African CFA franc

The international symbol XOF

Denomination banknotes in circulation: 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 francs


Thus began a long preparatory work, which was reduced only to what would be a currency, a new, completely safe and natural to the original. Indeed, the Government was so eager to make its currency to honor and respect.

So after much development has created a new currency, which has brought significant benefits not only this country.


Its currency is fairly bright and beautiful, although it is worth noting that there are no specific direction image, that is on many shows only the characters in many inscriptions, and some portraits of political figures.

Also worth bearing in mind that the currency has many security features, except that there is a watermark, there are many elements to forge that is impossible.

Currency is quite popular, as the economy develops rapidly and easily, in so doing, it helps not only the new mining, and tourism business development, who brings quite significant results.


Banking hours in the country - every day except Saturday and Sunday, from 8.30 to 17.00.

Foreign exchange at the CFA franc in banks. Exchange offices are also in the halls of arrival and departure airport Cotonou. However, the reverse exchange at the exit can be made only upon presentation of the bank receipt to exchange for local currency.

It should also be pointed out that many tourists can not worry about the fact that everywhere in the country do not have enough foreign currency, you can take advantage of the banks and ATMs, which are in the country quite a lot.