The Republic of Benin is from north to south a long stretched country in West Africa.
Location & Area:
- It is situated east of Togo and west of Nigeria, and bordered to the north by Burkina Faso and Niger, in south by the Bight of Benin, in the Gulf of Guinea.
- It covers an area of 112,622 km2.
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- Tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north.
- Mostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains.
- 11,340,504 (July 2018 estimate)
- French (official), Fon and Yoruba.
- Benin’s flag is two equal horizontal bands of yellow (top) and red (bottom) with a vertical green band on the hoist side.
- West African CFA franc
- It is divided into 12 departments includes; Alibori, Atacora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Couffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Oueme, Plateau and Zou.
- It is latest adopted by referendum on December 2, 1990 and promulgated on December 11, 1990.
- Presidential Republic
President of Benin:
- Patrice Talon
- Small offshore oil deposits, limestone, marble and timber.
- Agriculture products: Cotton, corn, cassava (manioc, tapioca), yams, beans, palm oil, peanuts, cashews; livestock.
- Industries: Textiles, food processing, construction materials, cement.
- Main exports: Cotton, cashews, shea butter, textiles, palm products, seafood.
- Main imports: Foodstuffs, capital goods, petroleum products.