Benin


Republic of Benin
Capital: Porto-Novo Nationality: Beninese Population: 9,598,787
Currency: CFA (XOF) Off. Lang: French Area: 112,622 sq km
Internet DM: bj GDP: $14.79 bil. Life Exp: 60.26 yrs
Literacy: 34.7% Location: 6 29 N, 2 37 E Calling Code: 229

Benin(bɛˈniːn) is a west African country bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Niger, Burkina Faso to the north. The
location is 9 30 N, 2 15 E. The country has an area of 112,622 sq km. Porto Novo is the capital. French is the official language.

Benin has a population
9,056,010, with a life expectancy of 59.42 years. The country is 39.2% Fon, 15.2% Adja, 12.3% Yoruba, 9.2% Bariba, 7% Peul, 6.1% Ottamari, 4% Loa-Yokpa, 2.5% Dendi, and 2.9% unspecified. Religious affiliation is 42.8% Christian, 24.4% Muslim, Vodun 17.3%, and 15.5% other.

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