Republic of Benin

Country information
Independent Yes
Country codes BJ, BEN (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Benin
Capital city Porto-Novo
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 11 733 059 (2019)
Total area 114 763 km2
Highest point Mont Sokbaro (658 m, 2 159 ft)
Lowest point Bight of Benin
GDP per capita $ 902 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency West African CFA franc (Fr, XOF)
Calling code +229
Internet TLD .bj

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