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Benin FlagMajor cities : Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Porto Novo (Capital), Djougou and Banikoara.
Available Information : Head of state, Religion, Population, Area, Gross domestic product, Inflation, Map, Weather and Climate.

Benin Subdivision

List of administrative levels in that compounds Benin.


Benin Information

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ISO 3166-1BJ - BEN - 204
NATO country codeBN - BEN
FIPS 10-4 codeBN
ContinentAfrica / West Africa
Benin CapitalPorto Novo
Official languageFrench
Name of the inhabitantsBeninese
Benin National Day1 August
Benin Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Benin 18 %
Benin Calling code+229
Benin Country domain code .bj
Benin Vehicle registration plateBJ
Traveling direction Right
Time zone UTC +1:00
International organizationUnited Nations
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
Economic Community of West African States
African Union
West African Economic and Monetary Union
Community of Sahel-Saharan States
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa
Group of 77
Benin National anthemL'Aube Nouvelle

Benin Head of state

President of the RepublicPatrice Talon (2016)

Benin Religion

List of the main religions practiced in Benin.

  1. Other 50 %
  2. Christianity 30 %
  3. Islam 20 %

Benin Data

Different data, numbers and statistics of Benin (Inhabitants, population, economy).

Area112,620 km² (43,483 sq mi)
Population11,423,000 inhabitants (2018) Chart
Population Density 101.4 /km² (262.7 /sq mi)
Length of coastline121 km
Perimeter2,110 km
Life expectancy60.0 Year (2015), ♀ : 61.1 Year, ♂ : 58.8 Year
Average years of schooling 3.5 Year (2015)
Human Development Index 0.515 (2018)
Gross domestic product10 Billions US$ (2018) Chart
Annual change: 6.5 %
915 US$ per capita
Inflation1.0 % (2018) Chart
Credit rating
  • Standard & Poor's: B (Stable, 20 February 2012)
  • Fitch: B (Stable, 21 November 2011)

Benin Chart

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Population, Gross domestic product, Inflation

Benin Covid-19

Incident rate64.02
Case fatality ratio1.27171 %
Last updated : 2 April 2021

Benin Natural resource

List of major natural resources classified by importance.
  1. Timber
  2. Oil
  3. Limestone
  4. Marble

Benin Agriculture

Listing of major crops and products starting with the most important.
  1. Corn
  2. Yams
  3. Livestock
  4. Cotton
  5. Cassava (manioc)
  6. Peanuts
  7. Beans
  8. Palm oil
  9. Cashews

Benin Border

Benin's border with 4 other countries. The list of Border countries of Benin below classified by border length (in kilometers).

  1. Nigeria Nigeria 773 km
  2. Togo Togo 644 km
  3. Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 306 km
  4. Niger Niger 266 km

Benin Map

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Benin Climate

  1. Tropical savanna climate 97 %
  2. Semi-arid climate 2.6 %

Benin Weather (Porto Novo)

Today's weather and weather forecasts of Benin for the next days to come (The measurements and forecasts are those of Porto Novo).

Benin Electricity

Electrical standard in Benin (voltage, power outlet ...)

Voltage220 V
Frequency50 Hz
Power plugPower plug : C Power plug : E
Power socketPower socket : E

Benin Airport

Below, find a list of the main Airport of Benin classified by annual passenger transit.

Cadjehoun Airport

Benin Olympic Games

List of participations in the Summer and Winter Olympics of Benin and the number of medals won.

SummerParticipation : 11Gold medalSilver medalBronze medalTotal
Medal 0000
TotalParticipation : 11Gold medalSilver medalBronze medalTotal
Medal 0000
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