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Republic of Benin

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Benin is in Africa. Its capital is Cotonou. It is at 9° 30' North, 2° 15' East. Benin has an area of 112,620 square kilometres (43,482 square miles). The population is 9,325,032. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc. The inflation in 2009 was 2.2%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


Porto-Novo is the official capital. Cotonou is the seat of government.


In the year 2002, the literacy rate was 34.7%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Fon, French, and Yoruba. Religions beliefs here include Celestial, Christian, Methodist, Muslim, other, Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Vodoun.

Time Zone

It is in the Benin (GMT + 1) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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