Name Republic of Benin
Capital Porto-Novo (official), Cotonou (seat of goernment)
Frequency of elections Every five years
Name of parliament National Assembly of Benin
Parliament website
Languages French, Fon and Yoruba, indigenous languages
Area 112 622 km2
Population 11 340 504 (July 2018 est)
Imports Foodstuffs, capital goods, petroleum products
Exports Cotton, cashews, shea butter, textiles, palm products, seafood
Currency Communauté Financière Africaine franc

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Country stats as per the World Factbook