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Republic of Benin
République du Bénin
Motto: Fraternité, Justice, Travail
(French: "Fellowship, Justice, Labour")
Pambangsang Dalit: L'Aube Nouvelle
Tungku (Sentru/Sidduan)Porto Novo, Cotonou1
6°28′N 2°36′E / 6.467, 2.6
Pekamaragul a lakanbalen Cotonou
Kikilalanan a amanu French
Gubiernu Multiparty dem. rule
 -  President Yayi Boni
Independence From France 
 -  Date August 1, 1960 
 -  Danuman (%) 1.8
Populasiun
 -  July 2005 mga 8,439,000 2 (89th)
 -  2002 census 6,769,914 
GDP (PPP) 2005 mga
 -  Kaganapan/Kabilugan $8.669 billion (146th)
 -  Balang katau $1,100 (206th)
HDI (2003) 0.431 (low) (162nd)
Pera CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone (UTC+ 1)
Internet TLD .bj
Calling code 229
1. Cotonou is the seat of government.
2. Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
3. Rank based on 2005 estimate.


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