Full Name Republic of Benin Capital Porto-Novo Form of Government Multiparty Democracy Date of Independence 1 August, 1960 Date of Entry into the UN Total Area 112,622 km2 (101st)43,483 sq mi Total Population (2005 estimate) 8,439,0002 (89th) Time Zone WAT (UTC+1) Currency West African CFA Franc GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $5.566 billion GDP Per Capita […]