Benin
 
 
Parliament
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Population
11,175,692 Source
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Welcome to Benin

Flag Description

Two equal horizontal bands of yellow (top) and red (bottom) with a vertical green band on the hoist side; green symbolizes hope and revival, yellow wealth, and red courage

note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from France August 1, 1960

Capital
Porto-Novo

Calling code
229

Currency
West African CFA franc (XOF)

Geographic Coordinates
6°28'N 2°36'E

Official languages
French

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Location
Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo

Geographic coordinates
9 30 N, 2 15 E

Map references
Africa

Area
total: 112,622 sq km
country comparison to the world: 102
land: 110,622 sq km
water: 2,000 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania

Coastline
121 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 200 nm

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mont Sokbaro 658 m

Nationality
noun: Beninese (singular and plural)
adjective: Beninese

Languages
French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)

National symbol(s)
leopard

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Benin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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