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Information about Benin
The information comes from the publication CIA The World Factbook.
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Country Benin is situated in a location / continent Africa. Benin has an area of 112 622 km2 and 9 598 787 residents. The highest point has a height 658 above sea level. and it is called Mont Sokbaro. The lowest point is located at the level of 0 above sea level and it is named Atlantic Ocean. System of government is republic and the date of independence First August 1960. The capital city is Porto-Novo (official capital). Benin has the international abbreviation BN.
Benin - economy
Total gross domestic product (GDP) is 14 870 000 000 $. Total gross domestic product per capita in purchasing power parity is 1 500 $. GDP grows by 3.10 % a year. Inflation (consumer price index) is equal to 2.70 % a year. Benin have 3 662 000 working-age population (from a total population 9 598 787 people). Benin issued 4.20 % GDP to healt care and 1,00 % GDP to army. The public debt of the country is 31.10 % GDP. The total amount of foreign debt is 1 395 000 000 USD.
Benin - demography
As suggested above, Benin has 9 598 787 people. Population growth is in the amount 2.88 % per year. Number of children born per 1000 population per year is 37.55.Every mother has average 5.22 children. The infant mortality rate is 60.03 and maternal mortality 350.00 deaths per 100,000 births. Average estimated life expectancy makes 60.26 years. Mortality is 8.79 people per 1000 population per year.
Benin - transport and telecommunications
Benin has 16 000 km of roads, 438 km of railway lines and 5 airports. The total length of waterways (navigable rivers, canals, etc.) is 150 km.
Number of active mobile phones (sim card) in the country Benin is 7 765 000. Number of active fixed telephone lines is 152 700. Benin has 200 100 internet users, who have the available 495 Internet connections. Benin has been assigned a domain first Choose range .bj.
Benin - energetics
Benin consumes a year 778 000 000 kWh of electricity. Annual electricity production is 120 000 000 kWh in power plants with a total installed electrical capacity 60 000 kW. Benin exports 0 kWh and imports 866 000 000 kWh of electricity per year Energy mix of power generation is as follows: fossil fuels: 98.3 %, nuclear energy: 0 %, renewable: 0.0 %, hydropower: 1.7 %.
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