98.1% of the population is made up of Beninese nationals, including several ethnic groups such as the Adja, Yoruba, Bariba, Peulh, Ottamari, Yoa-Lokpa, Dendi or European. The remaining 1.9% are foreigners, mainly from African countries (including Niger, Togo, Nigeria and Burkina Faso). (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis of Benin
Other Languages Spoken:
A total of 55 languages are spoken in Benin, of which 50 are indigenous. Fon and Yoruba are spoken in South of Benin, with six major tribal languages being spoken in the North (including Bariba and Fulfulde).
French and English
Christians 42.8%, Muslims 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, Other 15.5%.
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National Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)
Type of State:
Type of Economy:
Much corruption and few natural resources.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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1.7 per 100 Inhabitants
3.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
38.4% of the Population
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