Benin

Capital: Porto-Novo
Population: 9 million
Major language: French
Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christianity, Islam
Form of government: Multiparty republic
Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
Main exports: Cotton, palm oil
Internet domain: .bj
Time zone: GMT 1
International dialling code: 229