Benin

World Rank 84 2.05 Benin flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Porto-Novo
114,763 km 2
West African CFA franc (XOF)

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Introduction

The Republic of Benin is a former French colony. It is a West African country that has borders with such nations as Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Interestingly, most of its population lives near the coast of the Bight of Benin.  In 2019, it had a population of almost 12 million people. 

As a result of their land coverage of 114,000 square kilometers, it gives them moderate density at the level of 95 people per square kilometer. However, because of its very low GDP (PPP) estimated to be at around $30 billion, its per capita number is one of the smallest values - $2,500.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)