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Introduction

  • Official Name: Republic of Benin
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Capital: Porto Novo
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Cotonou, Quidah, Cove, djougou
  • Size: 112,620 sq Km
  • Climate: generally tropical, hot and humid in the south, semi-arid in the north
  • Terrain: most of the country is a flat or undulating plain, hills and low mountains
  • Population: 8,078,000
  • Ethnic Groups: Fon and related 39.2%, Adja and related 15.2%, Yoruba and related 12.3%, Bariba and related 9.2%, Peulh and related 7%, Ottamari and related 6.1%, Yoa-Lokpa and related 4%, Dendi and related 2.5%, other 1.6% (includes Europeans), unspecified 2.9%
  • Religion: Christian 42.8% (Catholic 27.1%, Celestial 5%, Methodist 3.2%, other Protestant 2.2%, other 5.3%), Muslim 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, other 15.5%
  • Language: French is the official language, most common vernaculars in the south are Fon and Yoruba, six major tribal languages in the north.

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