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Republic of Benin
République du Bénin  (French)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
  • "Fraternité, Justice, Travail" (French)
  • "Fraternity, Justice, Labour"
Anthem: 
Location of  Benin  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Benin  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

CapitalPorto-Novoa
Largest cityCotonou
Official languagesFrench
Vernacular languages
Ethnic groups (2006)
Demonym
  • Beninese
GovernmentPresidentialrepublic
 • PresidentPatrice Talon
 • President of the National AssemblyAdrien Houngbédji
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 • from France1 August 1960 
Area
 • Total114,763 km2[1] (100th)
44,310 sq mi
 • Water (%)0.4%
Population
 • July 2015 estimate10,879,829[2] (82nd)
 • 2013 census10,008,749[3]
 • Density94.8/km2 (120th)
245.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$22.542 billion[4]
 • Per capita$2,025[4]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$8.302 billion[4]
 • Per capita$745[4]
Gini (2003)36.5[5]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.480[6]
low ·166th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+229
ISO 3166 codeBJ
Internet TLD.bj
a.Cotonou is the seat of government.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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