EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
The literacy rate is among the lowest in the world.
Education is now free.
INDUSTRY & TRADE
Cotton, cashews, shea butter, textiles, palm products, seafood
Foodstuffs, capital goods, petroleum products
Textiles, food, construction, cement
8,7 million (2009 estimate)
Mostly Christian and Muslim
GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE
Specialist intellectual property attorneys. Patent, design and trademark attorneys for Benin.