Benin

 

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Country NameRepublic of Benin
Short NameBenin
CapitalPorto-Novo
Largest cityCotonou
Official languagesFrench
National LanguagesFon, Yoruba, Fula, Bariba
Religion53.0% Christianity, 23.8% Islam, 18.1% Traditional faiths, 5.0% Unaffiliated, 0.1% Others
Demonym(s)Beninese
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
PresidentPatrice Talon
Vice President————–
House SpeakerLouis Vlavonou
Chief JusticeElisabeth Ekoué Pognon
Total Area114,763 km2
Water (%)0.4%
Total Land Area (%)114,303 km2
Population11,733,059
GDP (PPP)$29.918 billion
GDP (Nominal)$11.386 billion
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Mains Electricity220 V – 50 Hz
Driving sideright
Calling code+229
ISO 3166 codeBJ
Internet TLD.bj
Political Parties·         Democratic Renewal Party

·         African Movement for Development and Progress

·         Social Democratic Party

·         Renaissance Party of Benin

Independence Day1 August 1960
Tallest BuildingBCEAO Building

Building on Ave du Nouveau Pont

Building on Boulevard Saint Michel

L’Africaine des Assurances

Richest PersonsSébastien Ajavon
Top WebsiteWww.gouv.bj

Hotels-benin.com
Africarice.org
Cotonou.usembassy.gov

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