Capital: Porto-Novo (constitutional capital); Cotonou (seat of government)
Location: Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo
Government: Republic of Benin
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)
Area: 112,622 sq km
Population: 13,301,694 (July 2021 est.)
Languages: French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)
Religion: Muslim 27.7%, Roman Catholic 25.5%, Protestant 13.5% (Celestial 6.7%, Methodist 3.4%, other Protestant 3.4%), Vodoun 11.6%, other Christian 9.5%, other traditional religions 2.6%, other 2.6%, none 5.8% (2013 est.)
Tel Code: +229
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