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Benin Overview

Benin is located in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo. During the 15th century, today’s Benin was a prominent West African kingdom, and at that time it was called Dahomey. The area was taken over by France in 1892 and in 1899 became a French colony […]

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Benin Population and Language

Benin Population and Language

Southern Benin is one of West Africa’s most densely populated areas. Around three-quarters of the country’s fast-growing population lives on slightly more than a tenth of the land area. The fastest growing cities and the large number of immigrants from the countryside have doubled the number of urban dwellers since 1990. Benin also has a […]

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Benin Location

Benin

Benin, Republic of the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Adjacent to Nigeria in the east, Niger and Burkina Faso in the north and Togo in the west. Benin has been an independent nation since 1960. The country is one of Africa’s smallest states, with an estimated population of 10 million in 2011. Benin is […]

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Wildlife in Benin

The Geography of Benin

Within Benin approx. The 100 km long coastline, which consists largely of sandbanks and lagoons, is located approx. 90 m high plateau Terre de Barre, a fertile clay area, and the Lama lowering, an 80-90 km wide, marshy plain. North of this lowering are the four Benin Plateaus, Abomey, Parakou, Zagnanado and Kétou, approx. 90-230 […]

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Benin’s Political System

Benin’s constitution came into force in 1991 after a referendum in 1990. Following this, Benin is a presidential multi-party-based unity state. The president is elected in the general, direct election for five years and can be re-elected once. The president heads the government and appoints the ministers themselves, who must be formally approved by the […]

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Benin Industry

Economy and Business in Benin

Benin is primarily an agricultural country with modest natural resources. A relatively high proportion of the population lives in cities and towns, among others. because of. a significant public service sector and a certain degree of industrial production, mainly on the coast. Benin is a poor country, and about 1/3 of the population lives below […]

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Benin's Literature

Benin’s Literature

Benin is one of Africa’s smallest countries, and it is also considered among the countries in the world that have had the lowest economic growth in recent times. Nevertheless, Benin has a relatively rich literary life, taking into account the population. One of the main reasons for this is probably that Benin has been spared […]

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History of Benin

The History of Benin

According to tradition, Benin was founded in 1625 by the king of the fon people, Dakadonou. The Fon and Yoruba people were in constant conflict selling their prisoners of war as slaves. The slave trade was very widespread, especially in the 18th century, and gave the coastal route between Lagos and Accra the name Slave […]

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