Benin

Summary

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

Country

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

Linguistic hint

Adjectival form
Beninois
 

Countries

Continent
 

Literature Subject

Works Written About This Topic
 

Organization member

Member of
 

Bibs Location

Type
Country
 

Dated location

Date founded
1960-08-01
 

Uncommon Topic

Exceptions
 

Taxonomy Subject

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

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
 

Statistical region

Military expenditure as percentage of GDP
1.899 (1989)
1.779 (1990)
0.747 (1999)
Fertility rate
1968 (6.671)
1971 (6.786)
1969 (6.71)
Religions
Vodoun religion (17.3, 2002)
Christianity (42.8, 2002)
Islam (24.4, 2002)
GDP growth rate
-3.426 (1962)
3.141 (1961)
6.651 (1964)
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)
 

Administrative Area

Administrative children
Short name
bj
Adjectival form
Beninese
Administrative parent
 

Location

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

Organization scope

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

Sports Team Location

Teams
 

Flag referent

Flag
Flag of Benin (1990-08-01)
 

Olympic participating country

Olympics participated in
Athletes
IOC Code
BEN
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