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Official NameThe Republic of Benin
Country Meaning(Land of Argument)
MottoFellowship, Justice, Labour (Official)
AnthemL'Aube Nouvelle (The Dawn of a New Day)
Population12,506,347 (0.16% of the world)
LanguagesFrench (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)
Alpha Code »BJ / BEN
Internet Domain
Currency Symbol West African CFA franc (Fr XOF)
Central Bank »Central Bank of West African States
Calling Codes+229
Area Total Area: 114,763 km2 (44,310 sq mi)
Land: 114,305 km2 (44,133 sq mi)
Water: 457.569 km2 (176.668 sq mi)
RegionWestern Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
Lat/Long9.3076900, 2.3158340
Timezone1 timezone(s)