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Flag changes:

1900-01-01:

DAHOMEY Colony  (Abomey)   -   DAHOMEY

1942-11-02:

Free Colony of DAHOMEY AND DEPENDENCIES  (Porto Novo)   -   DAHOMEY AND DEPENDENCIES

1944-08-25:

Colony of DAHOMEY AND DEPENDENCIES  (Porto Novo)   -   DAHOMEY AND DEPENDENCIES

1958-12-04:

Autonomous Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo)   -   DAHOMEY

1975-11-30:

People''s Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -   BENIN

1991-08-01:

Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -   BENIN



































Arms changes:

1900-01-01:

DAHOMEY Colony  (Abomey)   -   DAHOMEY

1958-01-01:

Government Council of the French Overseas Territory of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo)   -   DAHOMEY

1958-12-04:

Autonomous Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo)   -   DAHOMEY

1964-12-09:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -   DAHOMEY

1975-11-30:

People''s Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -   BENIN

1990-03-01:

Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -   BENIN

1990-07-01:

Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -   BENIN




































Sovereignty changes:

1900-01-01:

FRANCE

1940-06-22:

VICHY FRANCE +

1942-11-02:

FIGHTING FRANCE

1958-12-04:

DAHOMEY +

FRANCE +

1958-12-23:

DAHOMEY +

FRANCE +

FRENCH WEST AFRICA +

1959-01-01:

DAHOMEY +

FRANCE +

MALI +

1959-03-01:

DAHOMEY +

FRANCE +

SAHEL-BENIN +

1959-05-01:

DAHOMEY +

FRANCE +

1960-08-01:

DAHOMEY





































Capital Local Name changes:


1900-01-01:

  Abomey

1927-01-02:

  Porto Novo

1960-08-01:

  Porto Novo + Cotonou





































Local Name of Country changes:


1900-01-01:

  DAHOMEY

1911-06-24:

  DAHOMEY-ET-DÉPENDANCES

1946-10-13:

  DAHOMEY

1975-11-30:

  BÉNIN





































Status changes:


1900-01-01:

DAHOMEY Colony

1911-06-24:

Colony of DAHOMEY AND DEPENDENCIES

1942-11-02:

Free Colony of DAHOMEY AND DEPENDENCIES

1944-08-25:

Colony of DAHOMEY AND DEPENDENCIES

1946-10-13:

French Overseas Territory of DAHOMEY

1957-05-25:

Government Council of the French Overseas Territory of DAHOMEY

1958-12-04:

Autonomous Republic of DAHOMEY

1960-08-01:

Republic of DAHOMEY

1963-10-27:

Provisional Government of the Republic of DAHOMEY

1964-01-25:

Republic of DAHOMEY

1967-12-19:

Revolutionary Committee of the Republic of DAHOMEY

1967-12-20:

Republic of DAHOMEY

1975-11-30:

People''s Republic of BENIN

1990-03-01:

Republic of BENIN





































Ruler changes:

1958-12-04:

Autonomous Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo)   -    Sourou-Migan Apithy
         (Sourou-Migan Apithy)

1959-05-22:

Autonomous Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo)   -    Hubert Maga
         (Coutoucou Hubert Maga)

1960-08-01:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Hubert Maga
         (Président Coutoucou Hubert Maga)

1963-10-27:

Provisional Government of the Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    Provisional Government
         (Gouvernement provisoire)

1963-10-28:

Provisional Government of the Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    Christophe Soglo
         (Christophe Soglo)

1964-01-25:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Sourou-Migan Apithy
         (Président Sourou-Migan Apithy)

1965-11-27:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    Justin Ahomadegbe-Tometin
         (Justin Ahomadegbé-Tomêtin)

1965-11-29:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    Tahirou Congacou
         (Tahirou Congacou)

1965-12-22:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Christophe Soglo
         (Président Christophe Soglo)

1967-12-19:

Revolutionary Committee of the Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    Jean-Baptiste Hacheme
         (Jean-Baptiste Hachème)

1967-12-20:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    Maurice Kouandete
         (Iropa Maurice Kouandété)

1967-12-21:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    Alphonse Alley
         (Alphonse Amadou Alley)

1968-07-17:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Emile-Derlin Zinsou
         (Président Émile Derlin Henri Zinsou)

1969-12-10:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    Maurice Kouandete
         (Iropa Maurice Kouandété)

1969-12-13:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    General Paul-Emile de Souza
         (Général Paul-Émile de Souza)

1970-05-07:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Hubert Maga
         (Président Coutoucou Hubert Maga)

1972-05-07:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Justin Ahomadegbe-Tometin
         (Président Justin Ahomadegbé-Tomêtin)

1972-10-26:

Republic of DAHOMEY  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Mathieu Kerekou
         (Président Mathieu Kérékou)

1991-04-04:

Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Nicephore Soglo
         (Président Nicéphore Dieudonné Soglo)

1996-04-04:

Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Mathieu Kerekou
         (Président Mathieu Kérékou)

2006-04-06:

Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Yayi Boni
         (Président Yayi Boni)

2016-04-06:

Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)   -    President Patrice Talon
         (Président Patrice Talon)






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