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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

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today signed two programmes in Benin, related to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Belgium will be cooperating with UNICEF to help combat child ... See more..
Pulse Nigeria 
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone 'C' Owerri, on Tuesday in Benin destroyed imported smuggled poultry products valued at N216.3 million. The officer in Charge of the FOU in the zone, Mr Usman Dahiru, spoke on ... See more..
For a long time, Gelegele, in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State, has been known to have rich potentials for a sea port in that axis of the Niger Delta due to its closeness to the high seas. The area, though in Edo South where the Benin ... See more..
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Benin-based player agent, Idowu Ismail Oluwabiyi has stated that the quality of the Nigeria Professional Football League will continue to attract top national team players from Benin and other African countries. The elite division currently have ... See more..
The Point 
The Scorpions are set to begin their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers campaign away to Benin in June 2017, before hosting Algeria in their second game in March 2018. The Gambia beat Central African Republic 2-1 in their second an international ... See more..
Guardian (blog) 
Within two weeks, the Republic of Benin lived a very brief but historic moment. President Patrick Talon called an emergency meeting of the country's unicameral National Assembly to hurriedly amend the country's Constitution. University students ... See more..
Marine Corps Times 
Marine teaches martial arts tactics in Benin A Marine with Security Cooperation Team-3, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conducts Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training with Benin National Surveillance ... See more..
One of the suspects, Gerald Abisoye, 26, who was arrested for robbery and cultism, told journalists that he was arrested on the Benin-Agbor Road. He said: “We were three on the road robbing motorists. When we saw policemen, others jumped into our ... See more..
Varsity Online 
When I was young, I would pester my late father with questions about Nigeria – specifically about the Edo tribe and the Benin Empire. I wanted to know about Edo traditions, culture and literature and the history of The Royal Palace of the Oba. But my ... See more..
National Geographic Australia 
The principle export of Benin before the mid 19th century were slaves. The Atlantic slave trade ruined the area stripping Benin of its people and de-destabilising it's economy. So much of the transatlantic slave trade came from Benin that there is ... 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