Benin

Summary

Currency Used
Official Language
Form of Government
Representative democracy
Republic
Capital
Contained by
Area
112,622 km² (43484 mi²)
GDP (nominal)
676,847,694 (1975, US$)
698,322,044 (1976, US$)
6,558,349,890 (2010, US$)
GDP (nominal per capita)
1500.0 (2008, US$)
Population
 

Country

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

Flag referent

Flag
Flag of Benin (1990-08-01)
 

Organization scope

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

Olympic participating country

IOC Code
BEN
Olympics participated in
Athletes
 

Sports Team Location

Teams
 

Taxonomy Subject

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

Linguistic hint

Adjectival form
Beninois
 

Countries

Continent
 

Organization member

Member of
 

Dated location

Date founded
1960-08-01
 

Bibs Location

Type
Country
 

Location

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

Governmental Jurisdiction

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

Literature Subject

Works Written About This Topic
 

Administrative Area

Adjectival form
Beninese
Administrative parent
Administrative children
Short name
bj
 

Uncommon Topic

Exceptions
 

Statistical region

Life expectancy
35.884 (1961)
36.179 (1962)
36.472 (1963)
Military expenditure as percentage of GDP
2.279 (1988)
1.899 (1989)
1.779 (1990)
Fertility rate
1967 (6.63)
1968 (6.671)
1971 (6.786)
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)
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