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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republic of Benin Crest: Dahomey achieved independence in 1960

The West African Country French Dahomey achieved independence in 1960; it changed its name to the Republic of Benin in 1975.

  

Republic of Benin Crest

Crest Two horns (cornucopias) with corn in the ear and filled with sand

The shield is broken into four quadrants:
(1) Somba Castle
(2) Star of Benin
(3) Palm Tree
(4) Ship

The shield is supported by two leopards which are the national animal of Benin

Motto below the shields states Fraternité, Justice, Travail

"Brotherhood, Justice, Work"


Anthem of Benin: L'Aube Nouvelle (French)

The Dawn of a New Day





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