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  REPUBLIC OF BENIN - Republique du Benin                                                                            Home

Capital: Porto Novo
Language: French and Tribal Dialects like Fon, Yoruba
Otehr Large Cities: Cotonou, Parakaku
Religion: Animism, Islam and Christianity
Currency: Franc CFA



The People's Republic of Benin (formerly Dahomey) is located north of the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. It is one of the smallest and most densely populated states in Africa.

Formerly one of the provinces of French West Africa, Benin became an independent state on Aug.1, 1960. The country has been plagued by coups and counter-coups. For some years Marxism-Leninism was the state ideology.

Products: Palm oil, Kernel, Peanuts, Cotton, Coffee and Tobacco.

Food crops: Cassava, Yams, Maize, Sorghum.

Industry: Few Factories. Palm Oil-Processing, Brewing, Sugar.



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