Benin

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  • Republic of Benin

  • President: Yayi Boni (2006)

  • Prime Minister: Lionel Zinsou (2015)

  • Land area: 42,710 sq mi (110,619 sq km); total area: 43,483 sq mi (112,620 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 10,160,556 (growth rate: 2.81%); birth rate: 36.51/1000; infant mortality rate: 57.09/1000; life expectancy: 61.07

  • Capital (2011 est.): Porto-Novo (official), 314,000;

  • Largest city and seat of government: Cotonou 924,000

  • Monetary unit: CFA Franc

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