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Flag of Benin


 PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BENIN 
Flag of Benin Capital:
Porto Novo
Area:
112,622 sq km / 43,472 sq ml
Language:
French, Fon, Yoruba
Currency:
Franc CFA
Population:
7,041,490
Life expectancy:
46 (men), 50 (women)
Literacy rate:
32%
Religions:
Animist 60%, Muslim, Roman Catholic
Physical features:
Mainly flat with some rolling hills, hot and humid in south, semiarid in north
Ethnic distribution:
98% African made up from 42 ethnic groups, the largest being, Fon, Adja, Yoruba and Braiba, also some Europeans, mainly French
Exports:
Cocoa, peanuts, cotton, palm oil, petroleum, cement, sea products

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