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Benin Elevation Map

Benin is a country located in West Africa and is bordered by Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria. The terrain of Benin is generally flat to undulating plain with dissected plateau in the north.


Benin has a rich diversity of habitats and ecosystems, which contribute to its biodiversity. The country has three major ecosystems including the Dahomey Gap in the south, the Sudanese savanna in the north, and the Guinean forest-savanna mosaic in the central region.


The elevation of Benin ranges from sea level to about 658 meters above sea level. The average elevation of Benin is about 200 meters above sea level. The surface of the country slopes towards the Atlantic Ocean, with the highest points in the central northern region.

Benin has a varied and interesting topography and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including more than 60 mammal species, over 700 bird species, and over 100 reptile and amphibian species.

Highest point

The highest point in Benin is Mont Sokbaro, located in the northern region, with an elevation of 658 meters above sea level.

Lowest point

The lowest point in Benin is the coastal plain with an elevation of 0 meters above sea level.

Similar landscape

Benin shares similarities with other West African countries like Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria in terms of their topography, geography, and socioeconomic conditions.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Benin and their elevation above sea level.