Benin

Summary

Form of Government
Representative democracy
Republic
Capital
Currency Used
Official Language
Population
GDP (nominal)
6,558,349,890 (2010, US$)
555,126,878 (1974, US$)
676,847,694 (1975, US$)
GDP (nominal per capita)
1500.0 (2008, US$)
Area
112,622 km² (43484 mi²)
Contained by
 

Country

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

Literature Subject

Works Written About This Topic
 

Linguistic hint

Adjectival form
Beninois
 

Countries

Continent
 

Bibs Location

Type
Country
 

Uncommon Topic

Exceptions
 

Organization member

Member of
 

Dated location

Date founded
1960-08-01
 

Taxonomy Subject

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

Sports Team Location

Teams
 

Statistical region

GDP growth rate
3.141 (1961)
6.651 (1964)
4.73 (1963)
Religions
Christianity (42.8, 2002)
Islam (24.4, 2002)
Vodoun religion (17.3, 2002)
Internet users as percentage of population
0 (1990)
0.002 (1996)
0.025 (1997)
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)
 

Administrative Area

Short name
bj
Adjectival form
Beninese
Administrative parent
Administrative children
 

Olympic participating country

Athletes
IOC Code
BEN
Olympics participated in
 

Organization scope

Organizations with this scope
Alliance for Dynamism and Democracy
Alliance for Revival
 

Flag referent

Flag
Flag of Benin (1990-08-01)
 

Governmental Jurisdiction

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

Location

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