Benin REPUBLIC OF BENIN

International Treaties
Berne Convention
Nice Agreement
OAPI
Paris Convention
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Fuel shortages
Low literacy rates
Poor medical facilities
Poverty
Underdeveloped

Currency
West African Franc

Dialing Code
229

Internet Domain
.bj

Benin Intellectual Property
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
The literacy rate is among the lowest in the world.
Education is now free.

Employment Majority
Mostly agriculture

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Cotton, cashews, shea butter, textiles, palm products, seafood

Main Imports
Foodstuffs, capital goods, petroleum products

Main Industries
Textiles, food, construction, cement

CULTURE

Languages
French

Population
8,7 million (2009 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Christian and Muslim

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Porto-Novo

Climate
Hot and humid,

Neighbouring Countries
Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria

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