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Capital

nombre: Porto-Novo (official capital)
coordenadas geográficas: 6 29 N, 2 37 E
diferencia de tiempo: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
note: Cotonou (seat of government)

División administrativa

12 departments; Alibori, Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Kouffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Oueme, Plateau, Zou

Independencia

1 Agosto 1960 (from France)

Feriado nacional

National Day, 1 Agosto (1960)

Constitución

adoptada by referendum 2 Diciembre 1990

Sufragio

18 años de edad; universal

Poder Executivo

jefe de estado: Presidente Thomas YAYI Boni (desde 6 April 2006); note - the president is both the jefe de estado and jefe de gobierno
jefe de gobierno: Presidente Thomas YAYI Boni (desde 6 April 2006); Prime Minister Pascal KOUPAKI (desde 28 May 2011)
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term); last held on 13 March 2011 (next to be held in March 2016)
election results: Thomas YAYI Boni re-elected president; percent of vote - Thomas YAYI Boni 53.1%, Adrien HOUNGBEDJI 35.6%, Abdoulaye Bio TCHANE 6.1%, other 5.2%

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Fuente: CIA World Factbook
A menos que sea indicado, toda la información en esta página es correcta hasta Julio 19, 2012