Benin is a country in West Africa. The capital of the Republic of Benin is Porto-Novo. The area of the country is 114.763 km²
Benin's neighbors are; Niger, Nigeria, Togo and Burkina Faso and the Gulf of Benin which is in Gulf of Guinea is in the southern part of the country.
Benin Area Code: +229
Benin’s Currency: CFA Franc and West African CFA Franc
Benin’s Important Cities : Porto Novo, Cotonou, Abomey
The economy of Benin is dominated by agriculture and transportation. The share of agricultural production in the gross domestic product is 36%. 62% of the people work in the agricultural sector. The products they grow are; corn, cereal, Jerusalem artichoke, coconut, flax, coffee, potatoes, beans, peppers, peanuts, tobacco and dates. Nomadic tribes generally provide their livelihood by livestock. The abundance of rivers allows fishing. In addition, an average of 1 million 400 thousand barrels of crude oil is produced annually in Benin and the oil produced meets the domestic need. In addition, it has iron, chromium, gold and titanium reserves. 33% of the land consists of forests. This contributes to the economy. The industrial establishments of Benin are enough for him. No heavy industry. Products are as follows; Food, apparel, cement production, woodworking, paper, pharmaceutical and electric vehicles production. There are many industrial enterprises in the country to process agricultural products.
Products imported by Benin are
The products exported by Benin include oil palm, peanut, coconut, flax, wood products, seafood, various foodstuffs and agricultural raw materials.
machinery, chemical products, petroleum products, industrial products, transportation vehicles, household electrical appliances, food and cereals
Benin exports countries
United Arab Emirates, India, Mali, Lebanon and China.
Countries where Benin imports
China, Thailand, India, France and Malaysia.
Nations Living in Benin
Africans constitute the general population. The people of Benin are composed of ethnic elements such as Fongs, Adjas, Yorubas, Baribas, Sombas, Fulbeler, Buildings, Huns, Dendis, Hausas. The most crowded ones are Fongs.
Languages spoken in Benin
The official language is French. Beside the official language, each of these ethnic elements has a separate local language.