Republic of Benin

(Benin)

System of governmentpresidential republic
Country codeBJ, BEN
FlagRepublic of Benin
Capital cityPorto Novo
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Predominant religionNatural religion
Former colonizerFrance (French Republic)
MembershipUN
WTO
MMF
African Union
Population11 362 269 people
(79. place in the world)
Area112 620 km2
(101. place in the world)
Density101 people per km2
(78. place in the world)
GDP per capita2 276 USD per capita
(162. place in the world)
PeacefulnessGPI Global Peace Index 1,986
(71. place in the world)
CorruptionCPI Corruption Perceptions Index 41
(78. place in the world)
Human developmentHDI Human Development Index 0,515
(162. place in the world)
Economy freedomEFI Economy Freedom Index 55,3
(123. place in the world)
Life expectancy61,2 years
(169. place in the world)
Income iequalityGini coefficient 47,8
(141. place in the world)
CO2 emissions7,097 Mt CO2/year
(116. place in the world)
CO2 emissions per km263 t CO2/km2/year
(117. place in the world)
CO2 emissions per capita0,6 t CO2/per capita/year
(139. place in the world)
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