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titleBenin
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descriptionBenin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or “voodoo”) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600–1900. In Abomey, Dahomey's former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces...
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CapitalPorto-Novo
CurrencyWest African CFA franc
Official languageFrench
Dialing code+229
PresidentPatrice Talon
ContinentAfrica
Population13.35 million (2022)
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titleBenin - Wikipedia
linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin
snippetFrance took over the territory in 1894, incorporating it into French West Africa as French Dahomey. In 1960, Dahomey gained full independence from France. As a ...
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titleBenin | History, Map, Flag, Capital, & Population | Britannica
linkhttps://www.britannica.com/place/Benin
snippetBenin, country of western Africa. The official capital is Porto-Novo, but Cotonou is Benin's largest city, its chief port, and its de facto ...
date5 days ago
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titleBenin - CIA
linkhttps://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/benin/
snippetBenin has a youthful age structure – almost 65% of the population is under the age of 25 as of 2022 – which is bolstered by high fertility and population growth ...
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titleBenin country profile - BBC News
linkhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13037572
snippetBenin, formerly known as Dahomey, is one of Africa's more stable democracies. Benin's shore includes what used to be known as the Slave ...
dateJul 28, 2023
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titleBenin Travel Advisory - travel.gov
linkhttps://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/benin-travel-advisory.html
snippetExercise increased caution in Benin due to crime, kidnapping, and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do ...
date5 days ago
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titleThe Kingdom of Benin - National Geographic Society
linkhttps://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/kingdom-benin/
snippetThe historical kingdom of Benin was established in the forested region of West Africa in the 1200s C.E. According to history, the Edo people of ...
dateOct 19, 2023
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titleFIFA World Cup qualifiers Victor Osimhen injured, misses Nigeria Super Eagles fixtures vs. South Africa Benin - ESPN
linkhttps://africa.espn.com/football/story/_/id/40236264/fifa-world-cup-qualifiers-victor-osimhen-injured-misses-nigeria-super-eagles-fixtures-vs-south-africa-benin
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date1 day ago
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titleUNICEF USA BrandVoice: UNICEF And Rotary International Protect Benin's Children From Polio
linkhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/unicefusa/2024/05/28/unicef-and-rotary-international-protect-benins-children-from-polio/
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titleBenin blocks Niger oil exports over border dispute
linkhttps://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cmm3dr2e5lqo
sourceBBC
date3 weeks ago
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titleBenin gives green light for Niger's oil exports to China
linkhttps://www.dw.com/en/benin-gives-green-light-for-nigers-oil-exports-to-china/a-69074552
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date2 weeks ago
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questionIs Benin a rich or poor country?
snippetRank Country/Territory GDP-PPP per capita ($) 36 🇧🇯Benin 4,558 37 🇸🇳Senegal 4,661 38 🇫🇲Micronesia 4,691 39 🇨🇬Republic of Congo 4,740
titlePoorest Countries in the World 2024 | Global Finance Magazine
linkhttps://gfmag.com/data/economic-data/poorest-country-in-the-world/
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questionWhat is Benin famous for?
snippetBenin City has long been famous for its “bronzes”—actually brass work, some of which is said to date from the 13th century—and for its ivory and wood carvings. Its museum (1960) has a notable collection of some of the kingdom's early pieces.
titleBenin City | History, Map, & Facts - Britannica
linkhttps://www.britannica.com/place/Benin-City
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questionIs it safe to travel to Benin now?
snippetExercise increased caution in Benin due to crime, kidnapping, and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. 5 days ago
titleBenin Travel Advisory - travel.gov
linkhttps://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/benin-travel-advisory.html
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questionWhat language do they speak in Benin?
snippetFrench French is the country's official language, while Fon, Yom and Yoruba have the status of national languages. The census indicates that Fon is the most widely spoken as a first language (20% of the population), followed by Baatonum (9%) and Borgu Fulfulde (8%).
titleLanguage data for Benin - Translators without Borders
linkhttps://translatorswithoutborders.org/language-data-for-benin
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