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Map of Benin

Map of Benin

Bordering Countries: Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
Demonym: Beninese, Beninois
Motto: "Fraternity, Justice, Labour"
Population: 10,160,556 (2014)
Population Growth Rate: 2.81% (2014)
Government: presidential republic
Capital City: Porto-Novo
Capital Coordinates: 6°28′N 2°36′E
Capital Time Zone: UTC +1
Currency: West African CFA franc
Currency Code: XOF
GDP: $6.6 billion (2010)
Per Capita Income: $689 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.00% (2013)
Inflation Rate: 2.40% (2013)
Foreign Debt: $1.4 billion (2011)
ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 Country Code: BJ
Internet Country Code: .bj
Number of Internet Users: 200100 (2009)
Calling Code: 221
Electrical Generation Capacity: 61000 kW (2010)
Independence: 1960 from France
Area: 112,622 square km (110,622 km land) (2,000 km water)
Coastline: 121 km
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean (0 m)
Highest Point: Mont Sokbaro (658 m)
Life Expectancy: 61.07 years (2014)
Fertility Rate: 5.04 (2014)
Infant Mortality Rate: 57.09 per 1000 (2014)
HIV Prevalence: 1.10% (2012)
Adult Obesity Prevalence: 6.00% (2008)
Human Development Index: 0.427 (2011)
Corruption Perception Index: 3.0 (2011)
Literacy: 34.70 percent

The area where this country is located used to be called dahomey.

Number of bank notes in catalogue: 1

Number of coins in catalogue: 0

Number of stamps in catalogue: 163

Location of Benin in Africa

Regional Map for Benin

Major Cities

Abomey (Population 87344)
Bohicon (Population 113091)
Cotonou (Population 761137)
Djougou (Population 181895)
Kandi (Population 95206)
Lokossa (Population 77065)
Malanville (Population 101628)
Natitingou (Population 75620)
Ouidah (Population 76555)
Parakou (Population 188853)
Porto-Novo [Capital] (Population 223552)

Languages

Fon
Hausa

Rivers

Niger River

Notable Musicians

Angélique Kidjo

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