Facts and stats about Benin

9.88 million

Population. Ranked 89th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 155th in 2012.


Burkina Faso 306 km, Niger 266 km, Nigeria 773 km, Togo 644 km
Largest city Porto-Novo - 177,660
Capital city Porto-Novo (official) - 177,660; Cotonou (de facto capital) - 33,212
Major language French (official) Fon, Ge, Bariba, Yoruba, Dendi
Major religion Indigenous beliefs, Christianity, Islam
Monetary unit Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Alternative names Benin, Republique du Benin, Republic of Benin
Groups Former French colonies, Hot countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Benin Map

110,620 sq km

Sq. km. Ranked 96th in 2008.

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