Benin Social Studies

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Notre Dame des Apotres (Cotonou, Benin) - Photo by ~MVI~ - CC-BY

Population mid-2003................................... 7,041,00
GDP per capita 2003 (Purchase Power Parity$)........... $1,100
GNP 1997 (Purchase Power Parity$))................ 7.3 Billion
Unemployment.....................................................................12%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.9
Labor force (%) ....... 2.9
 

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Resources and links about Benin

Cotonou Skyline (Benin, Africa) - Photo by ~MVI~ - CC-BY

Total Area.......................................................................43,500 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......33
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................40
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 53
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 88
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................ 29
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 72
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .......................................... 66

Go to capital - Porto Novo City Profile - To Benin History

 

Benin __ "...officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey (until 1975) or Dahomania." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin

Benin (02/07) __ "Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations of Benin." - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/6761.htm

Benin Colleges and Universities __ You will find two with links to each. - From internationaleducationmedia.com - http://www.internationaleducationmedia.com/benin/index.htm

Benin Embassy United States __ You will find Benin facts, history, government & politics, business & economy, people & culture, geography, tourism, transportation, communication and more. - illustrated - From beninembassy.us - http://www.beninembassy.us/

 

Benin: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blbenin.htm 

Benin Guide __ From dining to getting around the country, you will find a good overview. - illustrated - From wikitravel.org - http://wikitravel.org/en/Benin

 

Benin: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ You will find geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, and more. - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107337.html

Benin Information __ "This tiny country has the highest concentration of attractions in this part of West Africa - fetish markets and voodoo culture, the remnants of the mighty culture that fed on the slave trade, and architectural anomalies such as stilt villages and mud fortresses." This and much more. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/africa/benin/

Benin Map and Information Page __ Here are maps and general background information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/bj.htm

Benin News __ Keep up with what is happening in Benin. - From allafrica.com - http://allafrica.com/benin/

Benin Photos __ You will find several pages of photo images, pictures from Benin. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Benin/
 
Benin Photos, Flag, Map and Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Benin as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/benin 

 

Benin Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a few of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/search.php?k=Benin

Doing Business in Benin __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=22

Economy of Benin __ "The economy of Benin remains underdeveloped and dependent on subsistence agriculture, cotton Cotton accounts for 40% of GDP and roughly 80% of official export receipts." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Benis with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Benin



Ethnologue Report for Benin __ You will find information about the languages used in Benin. - From ethnologue.com - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Benin

Government of Benin __ Official government portal. The site is entirely in French but I put it here, just in case. - illustrated - From Government of Benin - http://www.gouv.bj/

Maps Of Benin __ You will find a wide variety of Benin map resources. Select Benin maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Benin.html


 

 

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