According to Allcitycodes, Benin is a small country located in West Africa. It has an area of 112,622 square kilometers (43,483 square miles) and a population of approximately 11.8 million people. The capital city of Benin is Porto-Novo. The terrain in Benin consists mainly of flat plains with some hills and swamps. The highest point in Benin is Mont Sokbaro at 658 meters (2,156 feet). Major rivers include the Ouémé, the Mono, and the Zou. The climate of Benin is tropical with warm winters from December to February and hot summers from May to September. The area code of Benin is +229. This code was introduced on 1 January 1966 when Benin switched from its old international dialling code of +800 to +229 for all incoming calls from abroad. This change was made so that all incoming calls would be routed through international carriers instead of neighbouring countries. This has helped increase security as well as improve call quality for customers calling into Benin from abroad. Check programingplease for Benin in 2010.