COAT OF ARMS
|Capital: Porto-NovoGovernment: Republic
Current President: Patrice Talon
Population: 10,200,000 (2014)
Land Size: 112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Mon - Feb 20, 2017: Benin Sees China As Leading Foreign Trade Partner During Fourth Quarter 2016 - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Focac] Cotonou -China ranks as ninth importer and fourth exporter country of Benin during the fourth quarter 2016, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis (INSAE) said in its quarterly review issued on Sunday.
- Wed - Feb 15, 2017: Hundreds Enjoy Chinese Lantern Festival Celebration - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Focac] Pahou -Hundreds of Benin people on Saturday enjoyed the famous traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pahou city, southeast to the capital Cotonou.
- Wed - Feb 8, 2017: Angelique Kidjo Shows Off Daughter - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Ghana Star] Grammy award singer, Angelique Kidjo, has shown off her pretty daughter.
- Tue - Feb 7, 2017: Feature-Cutters Turn Counsellors to Fight Female Genital Mutilation in Benin - AllAfrica News: Benin
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cotonou -"The number of lives I shattered is enormous," says traditional cutter turned health adviser