Benin

Summary

Form of Government
Representative democracy
Republic
Capital
Currency Used
Official Language
GDP (nominal)
555,126,878 (1974, US$)
676,847,694 (1975, US$)
698,322,044 (1976, US$)
GDP (nominal per capita)
1500.0 (2008, US$)
Population
Contained by
Area
112,622 km² (43484 mi²)
 

Country

Internet TLD
bj
Languages spoken
ISO Short Name
BENIN
National anthem
L'Aube Nouvelle
FIPS Code
BN
Calling Code
229
Administrative Divisions
 

Uncommon Topic

Exceptions
 

Olympic participating country

IOC Code
BEN
Olympics participated in
Athletes
 

Bibs Location

Type
Country
 

Administrative Area

Adjectival form
Beninese
Administrative parent
Administrative children
Short name
bj
 

Organization scope

Organizations with this scope
Action Front for Renewal and Development
Alliance for Dynamism and Democracy
 

Flag referent

Flag
Flag of Benin (1990-08-01)
 

Literature Subject

Works Written About This Topic
 

Linguistic hint

Adjectival form
Beninois
 

Dated location

Date founded
1960-08-01
 

Statistical region

Life expectancy
35.576 (1960)
35.884 (1961)
36.179 (1962)
Fertility rate
1967 (6.63)
1968 (6.671)
1971 (6.786)
Military expenditure as percentage of GDP
2.279 (1988)
1.899 (1989)
1.779 (1990)
GDP growth rate
-3.426 (1962)
3.141 (1961)
6.651 (1964)
Religions
Vodoun religion (17.3, 2002)
Christianity (42.8, 2002)
Islam (24.4, 2002)
Internet users as percentage of population
0 (1990)
0.002 (1996)
0.025 (1997)
 

Location

Adjoins
Time zone(s)
People born here
Geolocation
2.23250083333 × 8.515
Contains
Adjectival form
Beninese
 

Sports Team Location

Teams
 

Organization member

Member of
 

Countries

Continent
 

Taxonomy Subject

entry
Library of Congress Classification (DT, 541, 541.9)
 

Governmental Jurisdiction

Governing officials
President of Benin (Yayi Boni, 2006-04-06, President)
Agencies
Benin Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African Integration
Government positions
Government bodies
National Assembly of Benin
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