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République du Bénin
Republic of Benin
Anthem: L'Aube Nouvelle
Capital [[has capital::Porto Novo, Cotonou1]]
6°28′N 2°36′E
Largest city Cotonou
Official language(s) French
Government Multiparty dem. rule
 - Total 112,620 km²
112,620,000,000 m²
1,126,200 ha
43,482.825 miles²
  43,483 sq mi 
 - Water (%) 1.8
 - July 2005 est. 8,439,000 (countries by population|89th)
 - Density 69.8/km² (118th 3)
180.8/sq mi 
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 - Total $8.669 billion (146th)
 - Per capita $1,100 (206th)
HDI (2003) 0.431 (162nd) – low
Currency [[Uses currency::CFA franc]] (XOF)
Time zone zone (UTC1)
Internet TLD [[Has internet]]
Calling code +229
This article, or parts of this article, has been imported from the page Wikipedia:Benin.

Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey or Dahomania. It has a small coast line with the Bight of Benin in the south, borders Togo in the west, Nigeria in the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger in the north. (It has no particular connection to Benin City or the Kingdom of Benin)