OFFICIAL NAME: Benin
CAPITAL CITY: Porto Novo
POPULATION: 10,200,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 112,600 km²
OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: French, fon, yoruba, etc.
RELIGION: peoples religions 62%, Christians 23%, Muslims 12%, others 3%
CURRENCY CODE: XOF
ENGLISH NAME: benin
POPULATION COMPOSITION: fon 40%, yoruba 12%, adja 11%, bariba 9%, somba 7%, fulani 6%, other 15%
GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 794 (2012)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 60 years, women 62 years (2014)
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0476
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 165
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .bj
Benin, Republic of West Africa. Benin was part of French West Africa until
1960, when the country became independent under the name Dahomey. In 1975
changed its name to the People's Republic of Benin and in 1990 to the current
name, the Republic of Benin.
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Benin - religion
Benin religion, The population has maintained the traditional African
religions to a greater extent than in neighboring countries (see Africa
(religion)). There is still a rich voodoo culture (called vodun),
which has been spread to the Caribbean (Haiti) by the slave trade. Islam was
early spread through traders from the north, and up to 15% are
Muslims. Christian missions especially gained prominence in the coastal area,
and Catholic mission schools have had a significant impact on education. About
20% are Catholics, and Benin's current archbishop is a cardinal.
Benin - Constitution
Benin - Constitution, Benin is a republic. In 1990, the country was given a
constitution that entailed a multi-party system. The president, who can be
re-elected once, holds the executive power and is elected by direct election for
a five-year term. A national assembly of 83 members is elected by direct
election for a maximum of four years.