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Capitalnombre: Porto-Novo (official capital); Cotonou (seat of government)
coordenadas geográficas: 6 29 N, 2 37 E
diferencia de tiempo: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
División administrativa12 departments; Alibori, Atacora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Couffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Oueme, Plateau, Zou
Independencia1 Agosto 1960 (from France)
Feriado nacionalDía de la Independencia, 1 Agosto (1960)
Constituciónprevious 1946, 1958 (preindependence); latest adoptada by referendum 2 Diciembre 1990, promulgada 11 Diciembre 1990 (2016)
Sufragio18 años de edad; universal
Poder Executivojefe de estado: Presidente Patrice TALON (desde 6 April 2016); note - the president is both jefe de estado and jefe de gobierno
jefe de gobierno: Presidente Patrice TALON (desde 6 April 2016); Prime Minister (vacant)
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president
elections/appointments: president directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); last held on 6 March and 20 March 2016 (next to be held in 2021)
election results: Patrice TALON elected president; first round percent of vote - Lionel ZINSOU (FCBE) 28.4%, Patrice TALON (independent) 24.8%, Sebastien AJAVON (independent) 23.0%, Abdoulaye Bio TCHANE (ABT) 8.8%, Pascal KOUPAKI (NC) 5.9%, other 9.1%; second round percent of vote - Patrice TALON 65.4%, Lionel ZINSOU 34.6%

Fuente: CIA World Factbook
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