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Benin

Currency code: 
Currency name: 
West African CFA franc
Country name: 
Benin
Capital: 
Porto-Novo
Country code: 
Continent: 
Independence: 
August 1, 1960
Independent from: 
from France
Total area: 
112,622
Land area: 
110,622
Water area: 
2,000
Population: 
9,877,292
Population note: 
9,877,292 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
French
All languages: 
French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)
Time zone: 
WAT (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+1)
Drive on: 
Right
Calling code: 
+229
Domain: 
.bj