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Benin is a country in Africa on the Gulf of Guinea.

Capital : Porto-Novo
Language :  French
Currency :  CFA franc
Population : 10 653 654
Area : 114 763  km2

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Benin facts
Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.

1. Military-like or police-like clothing cannot wear civilians. You can have problems even after putting on a regular camo shirt.

2. Over 35,000 motor vehicles (3 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants) are registered in this country.

3. The national top-level domain is .bj . There are over 640 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .bj are google.bj, gouv.bj and officedubacbenin.bj.

5. In this country there are over 16,000 km of paved roads (0,02% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 6 airports, 1 of the paved surface.

7. In this country there are more than 438 km of railway tracks.

8. Full name of the country – Republic of Benin.

9. Political system – republic.

10. The walls of Benin began to be built around 800 and completed in 1460. They were destroyed by the British in 1879.


Geography in Benin

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1. In Ouidah was the main port for sending slaves to Brazil and the Caribbean.

2. The country is 2.8 times smaller than Poland.

3. Benin borders with such countries as: Burkina Faso 306 km, Niger 266 km, Nigeria 773 km, Togo 644 km.

4. Ouémé is the longest river.

5. The highest peak is Sokbaro, 658 m above sea level.

6. There are 34300 km2 of agricultural land in Benin (30% of the country).

7. The highest situated city in the country is Aledjo-Koura.

8. 22214 km2 of the country is covered with forests (19.4%)

75. The nearest capital in a straight line from Porto-Novo is Lomé (Togo) – 161 km.

76. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Porto-Novo is Vaiaku (Tuvalu) – 19574 km.


Finance in Benin

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1. The minimum wage is CFA 40,000 francs per month (data from 2014).

2. The amount of income tax in Benin is 35%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 0.3%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 10,129,000,000 (PLN 43,352,120,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 9,270,000,000 (PLN 39 675 600,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 18.3% of GDP, which is about: $ 1,853,607,000 (PLN 7 933 437 960),
2018 year was 23.2 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 2 150 640 000 (PLN 9 204 739 200). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 208 (PLN 892).

8. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 263 500,000 .

9. Cotton is at a premium. It accounts for 80% of exports in this country.

10. The country has over $726 million 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0062% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Benin

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1. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

2. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 90 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

5. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

6. In this country, women can get married at the age of 15, and men aged 18.

7. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 31 days.

8. The last death penalty was carried out in 1987.


Education in Benin

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 70.

4. In this country there are 61.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 6 354 190 people).


Work in Benin

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1. The minimum wage is CFA 40,000 francs per month (data from 2014).

2. The amount of income tax in Benin is 35%.

3. The unemployment rate is 2.5% (data from 2018).

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

5. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 31 days.

6. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Benin

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is respiratory tract infection.

2. Ouémé is the longest river.

3. The largest city is Cotonou (750,000 inhabitants).

4. The highest peak is Sokbaro, 658 m above sea level.

5. The highest situated city in the country is Aledjo-Koura.

6. The lowest temperature: 8.5 °C was measured in Kandi.

7. The highest temperature: 44.5 °C was measured in Kandi.

8. The walls of Benin were the largest structure created by man. These were the ramparts and moats used to defend the now-defunct Benin kingdom. Its length was over 16,000 km (4 times longer than the Chinese wall).

9. It is estimated that the construction of the Wall of Benin took 150 million hours.


Society in Benin

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1. In Benin, an average person consumes about 2.1 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most beer is beer – 55%, then wine – 22%, spirit – 7%, and other alcoholic beverages – 16%.

3. In 2013, 708 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 19% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 1,960,000 people).

5. 75.6% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 70.

7. In this country, women having their first child on average 20.3 years old.

8. A woman gives birth to 5 children on average.

9. In this country over 1 232 000 (2015) 3 801 758 (2018) people have access to internet (about 36% of the population).

10. Around 570,000 (2015) 920,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

11. The population density is 74 people / km2.

12. The main religion is Animizm – 40.2%.

13. The average age people living in this country is 17.9 years old.

14. In this country there are around:
4,626,000 people (43.42%) in the age range 0-14 years.
5,727,000 people (53.76%) in the age range 15-64 years.
300 400 people (2.82%) over 65 years old.

15. In this country, about 384,000 children are born each year (3.6% of the population), and about 87,500 people die (0.8% of the population).

16. 14 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

17. 45% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

18. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 6 cigarettes a month.

19. The average life expectancy in this country is 54.6 years (women – 56.5 years and men – 52.7 years).


Symbols of Benin

1. The national animal is a leopard.

2. Motto – “Brotherhood, Justice, Work”.

3. On the old flag of the Kingdom of Benin there is a naked man cutting off the head with the other man.


Customs in Benin

1. This country is the cradle of voodoo, which is a national religion. She was deported by slaves and in later years distorted by Hollywood in film productions.

2. People in Benin wear winter coats and jackets in July and August, when the temperature drops to + 20 degrees Celsius.

3. Voodooists believe that the Earth is ruled by five divine elements and their ceremonies have nothing to do with the image that has been distorted in Europe and America.

4. In Benin people believe that photography steals a piece of the soul. Very often, when they see the camera or the camera cover their heads or turn and go.

5. According to beliefs, albinos have magical power. Eating a piece of their body is said to have miraculous properties.

6. In Benin, white people are called “yovo.” Most natives are afraid of them.


History of Benin

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1. Independence from France was obtained on August 1, 1960.

2. The country joined the UN on September 20, 1960.

3. The walls of Benin were the largest structure created by man. These were the ramparts and moats used to defend the now-defunct Benin kingdom. Its length was over 16,000 km (4 times longer than the Chinese wall).

4. On the old flag of the Kingdom of Benin there is a naked man cutting off the head with the other man.


Answers

What is the highest peak in Benin?

The highest peak in Benin is Sokbaro (658 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Benin?

The largest river in Benin is Ouémé.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a leopard.

answer: Marta


What are the countries with which Benin borders?

Benin borders with such countries as: Burkina Faso 306 km, Niger 266 km, Nigeria 773 km, Togo 644 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age people living in this country is 17.9 years old.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is CFA 40,000 francs per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Benin?

The population density is 93 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Brotherhood, Justice, Work”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 44.5 ° C was measured in Kandi.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 8.5 ° C was measured in Kandi.

answer: Marta