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Clean Water
Major environmental concerns in Benin include deforestation, desertification, and poaching.1 Air pollution is also a major issue, particularly in Beninâ's capital, Cotonou. Respiratory and lead illnesses caused by air pollution are nearly as dangerous as malaria and cost the country $40 million a year.2 A 2006 medical investigation found that residents of Cotonou also had much higher levels of cell damage and higher rates of cancer than the rest of the county, problems likely linked to the levels of pollution and carbon dioxide.3 The high numbers of old and used cars in the capital as well as the high number of carbon dioxide-emitting motorbikes are believed to contribute significantly to the rates of pollution.4

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Benin News

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Nigeria lost to Benin in their African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifier this week. To put that in perspective, consider that in 21 previous attempts - spanning 58 long years - the Squirrels had never won against the Super Eagles. For the second ... See more..
The British Museum will host a summit along with other European museums to discuss the return of bronze artifacts looted in 1897 from the kingdom of Benin, now southern Nigeria. The museum boasts the second largest collection of art from the Benin ... See more..
BENIN—FOLLOWING the alleged invasion of Oghede community of Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State by the Nigerian army over disputed land, the Obasogie of Benin Kingdom, Chief Eduwu Ekhator, has urged the Army to stop further ... See more..
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I travelled to Cotonou to watch Nigeria's game against neighbours Benin on Sunday. It was a full day's trip that saw me drive through terrible roads in order to get to Owode Apa, Nigeria's border town. The road was filled with three-wheel cars and ... See more..
The Guardian 
The British Museum will take part in a European summit to discuss the return of art seized from the Benin kingdom, now part of southern Nigeria, by a British punitive expedition in 1897 as “reparations” after it defied the British empire by imposing ... See more..
Daily Post Nigeria 
The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has in strong terms condemned the recent fracas at the Edo State House of Assembly during their change of leadership on Monday. He described the incident as a display of “political hooliganism and ... See more..
Four people, including an operative of the Edo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have been killed by gunmen in Benin. Rawlings Osagie, the NSCDC operative, was shot dead at his residence when he returned home ... See more.. 
Minnows Benin shocked football giants Nigeria 1-0 on Sunday in African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying to complete a rare weekend of football celebrations for the tiny west coast country. Skipper Mama Seibou scored from the penalty spot with ... See more..
The British Museum will reportedly host a summit along with other European museums to discuss the return of bronze artefacts 'taken' in 1897 from the Kingdom of Benin, now Southern Nigeria. The museum will negotiate with Nigeria and Benin about ... See more..
BENIN CITY—THE Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr Haliru Gwandu, weekend, disclosed that security had been beefed up on the Benin-Lagos express road ... See more..
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Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo

Total 112,622 sq km
Land 110,622 sq km
Water 2,000 sq km


tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Natural Resources

small offshore oil deposits, limestone, marble, timber ;
Natural Hazards

hot, dry, dusty harmattan wind may affect north from December to March
Current Environmental Issues

inadequate supplies of potable water; poaching threatens wildlife populations; deforestation; desertification


9,877,292 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


The economy of Benin remains underdeveloped and dependent on subsistence agriculture, cotton production, and regional trade. Growth in real output had averaged almost 4% before the global recession and it has returned to roughly that level in 2011-12. Inflation has subsided over the past several years. In order to raise growth, Benin plans to attract more foreign investment, place more emphasis on tourism, facilitate the development of new food processing systems and agricultural products, and encourage new information and communication technology. Specific projects to improve the business climate by reforms to the land tenure system, the commercial justice system, and ...See More the financial sector were included in Benin's $307 million Millennium Challenge Account grant signed in February 2006. The 2001 privatization policy continues in telecommunications, water, electricity, and agriculture. The Paris Club and bilateral creditors have eased the external debt situation with Benin benefiting from a G-8 debt reduction announced in July 2005, while pressing for more rapid structural reforms. An insufficient electrical supply continues to adversely affect Benin's economic growth though the government recently has taken steps to increase domestic power production. Private foreign direct investment is small, and foreign aid accounts for the majority of investment in infrastructure projects. Cotton, a key export, suffered from flooding in 2010-11, but high prices supported export earnings. The government agreed to a 25% increase in civil servant salaries in 2011, following a series of strikes, increasing pressure on the national budget. Benin has appealed for international assistance to mitigate piracy against commercial shipping in its territory. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$15.84 billion (2012 est.); $15.26 billion (2011 est.); $14.74 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

13.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 12.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 13.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, corn, cassava (manioc), yams, beans, palm oil, peanuts, cashews; livestock

textiles, food processing, construction materials, cement