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Benin profile

English.news.cn   2012-01-11 16:38:11            

Full name: The Republic of Benin

Population: 9.1million (UN, 2011)

Capital: Porto-Novo

Area: 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles)

Major languages: French (official) Fon, Ge, Bariba, Yoruba, Dendi

Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christianity, Islam

Life expectancy: 55 years (men), 59 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes

Main exports: Cotton, palm oil

GNI per capita: US $780 (World Bank, 2010)

Editor: Mo Hong'e
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