Benin

The Republic of Benin

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Capital: Porto-Novo

Population: 9.4 million

Land 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)

Currency: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc

Source: UN, World Bank, BBC