COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Representative Democratic Republic
Current President: Patrice Talon
Population: 10,879,829 (2015)
Land Size: 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Wed - Sep 13, 2017: Benin Superstar Building Bridges Between China and Africa - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Focac] "You can speak Chinese!"
- Tue - Aug 22, 2017: European Museums to Return West African Artefacts - AllAfrica News: Benin
[This is Africa] There is a demand for the return of stolen artefacts to the continent. Over 3,000 bronze statues were stolen from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ovọnramwẹn Nọgbaisi after the British invaded Benin Kingdom and killed its inhabitants by sending a punitive force of 1,200 soldiers.