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Geography Statistics of Benin

  • Coastline: 75 miles (121 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 42,711 sq miles (110,622 sq km)
    (water) 772 sq miles (2,000 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 43,483 sq miles (112,622 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 12 departments in Benin. They are Alibori, Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Kouffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Oueme, Plateau and Zou
  • Horizontal Width: 37.74 miles (60.73 km) from Quidah east to Porto-Novo
  • Vertical Length: 346.09 miles (556.98 km) from Kandi south to Porto-Novo

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (4) Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Togo
  • Geographic Center: About 24.16 miles (38.88 km) northwest of Parakou
  • Highest Point: Mt. Sokbaro 2,158 ft. (658 m)
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
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Benin's Information

Flag of Benin
Land Area 110,622 km2
Water Area 2,000 km2
Total Area 112,622km2 (#100)
Population 10,741,458 (#85)
Population Density 97.10/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $24.31 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,200
Currency Franc (XOF)
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