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Benin

Facts and stats about Benin

9.88 million

Population. Ranked 89th in 2013.

$751.92

GDP per capita. Ranked 155th in 2012.

Borders

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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