Benin

Benin's flagLocation: West Africa
Official name: Republic of Benin
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1960 / 1960
Capital city: Porto-Novo
Population: 9.2 million / 215 people per sq mile (83 people per sq km)
Total land area: 43,483 square miles (112,620 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Fon, Bariba, Yoruba, Adja, Houeda, Somba, French (official language)
Main religions: Indigenous beliefs and Voodoo 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20%
Ethnic mix: Fon 41%, Other 21%, Adja 16%,
Yoruba 12%, Bariba 10%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: CFA franc = 100 centimes
Literacy rate: 42%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2512 kilocalories


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