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Actor Creator/DjimonHounsou and singer Angélique Kidjo were born here. And yes, it's the same Benin from ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight Sins of the Fathers''.

!! Notable Works:
* Myth/GbeMythology
* Myth/YorubaMythology


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!!Beninese Culture:
* Myth/GbeMythology
* Myth/YorubaMythology

!!Notable Beninese People:

* Actor Creator/DjimonHounsou was born there.
* Singer Angélique Kidjo was born here.
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* '''Highest point:''' Mont Sokbaro (658 m/2,159 ft) (185th)

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* '''Highest point:''' Mont Sokbaro (658 m/2,159 ft) (185th)(175th)


* '''Highest point:''' Mont Sokbaro (658 m/2,159 ft) (170th)

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* '''Highest point:''' Mont Sokbaro (658 m/2,159 ft) (170th)(185th)


* '''Lowest point:''' Bight of Benin (966 m/3,169 ft[[note]]Depth is not calculated yet[[/note]]) (-)

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* '''Lowest point:''' Bight of Benin (966 m/3,169 ft[[note]]Depth (Depth is not calculated yet[[/note]]) yet) (-)


* '''Lowest point:''' Bight of Benin (966 m/3,169 ft[[note\\Depth is not calculated yet[[/note]]) (-)

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* '''Lowest point:''' Bight of Benin (966 m/3,169 ft[[note\\Depth ft[[note]]Depth is not calculated yet[[/note]]) (-)


* '''Lowest point:''' Bight of Benin (966 m/3,169 ft<note>Depth is not calculated yet</note>) (-)

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* '''Lowest point:''' Bight of Benin (966 m/3,169 ft<note>Depth ft[[note\\Depth is not calculated yet</note>) yet[[/note]]) (-)


* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' BJ

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* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' BJBJ
* '''Country calling code:''' 229
* '''Highest point:''' Mont Sokbaro (658 m/2,159 ft) (170th)
* '''Lowest point:''' Bight of Benin (966 m/3,169 ft<note>Depth is not calculated yet</note>) (-)


* '''Area:''' 114,763 sq km (44,310 sq mi) (100th)

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* '''Area:''' 114,763 sq km km² (44,310 sq mi) (100th)


* '''Population:''' 11,733,059 (78th)

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* '''Population:''' 11,733,059 (78th)11,733,059


** President of the National Assembly: Louis Vlavonou

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** President of the National Assembly: Louis VlavonouVlavonou
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[[AC:Miscellaneous]]
* '''Capital:''' Porto-Novo
* '''Largest city:''' Cotonou
* '''Population:''' 11,733,059 (78th)
* '''Area:''' 114,763 sq km (44,310 sq mi) (100th)
* '''Currency''': West African CFA franc (CFA) (XOF)
* '''ISO-3166-1 Code:''' BJ





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->The flag uses the traditional Pan-African colors, but with additional interpretations. The green left half symbolizes hope; the yellow upper-right half symbolizes wealth; and the red lower-right half symbolizes courage. The flag was originally adopted in 1959, then replaced in 1971 by a plain green flag with the red star of socialism on the upper left corner, but was since re-adopted in 1990.

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->The flag uses the traditional Pan-African colors, but with additional interpretations. The green left half symbolizes hope; the yellow upper-right half symbolizes wealth; and the red lower-right half symbolizes courage. The flag was originally adopted in 1959, then replaced in 1971 by a plain green flag with the red star of socialism on the upper left corner, but was since re-adopted in 1990.1990.
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[[AC:Coat of arms of Benin]]
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->The coat of arms uses two leopards (the leopard is Benin's national animal) holding a shield (from clockwise, the sield contains a Somba fortress to represent Benin;s historical past, the Star of Benin, which is the country's highest award, a ship to represent the country's colonial history under European rule and a palm tree to symbolize agriculture). On top of the shield are horns containing sand and corn that stands for prosperity. The coat of arms was originally adopted in 1964, then replaced in 1971 by six corn cobs and a cog wheel with a plain green flag with the red star of socialism in the middle and a red ribbon containing the initials of the country's former full name in French, like the flag, it was since re-adopted in 1990.
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[[AC:The Beninese national anthem]]

->Jadis à son appel, nos aïeux sans faiblesse
->Ont su avec courage, ardeur, pleins d'allégresse
->Livrer au prix du sang des combats éclatants.
->Accourez vous aussi, bâtisseurs du présent,
->Plus forts dans l'unité, chaqu'jour à la tâche,
->Pour la postérité, construisez sans relâche.

->Enfants du Bénin, debout!
->La liberté d'un cri sonore
->Chante aux premiers feux de l'aurore;
->Enfants du Bénin, debout!

->Quand partout souffle un vent de colère et de haine.
->Béninois, sois fier, et d'une âme sereine,
->Confiant dans l'avenir, regarde ton drapeau!
->Dans le vert tu liras l'espor du renouveau,
->De tes aïeux le rouge évoque le courage;
->Des plus riches trésors le jaune est le présage.

->Enfants du Bénin, debout!
->La liberté d'un cri sonore
->Chante aux premiers feux de l'aurore;
->Enfants du Bénin, debout!

->Tes monts ensoleillés, tes palmiers, ta verdure,
->Cher Bénin, partout font ta vive parure.
->Ton sol offre à chacun la richesse des fruits.
->Bénin, désormais que tes fils tous unis
->D'un fraternel élan partagent l'espérance
->De te voir à jamais heureux dans l'abondance.

->Enfants du Bénin, debout!
->La liberté d'un cri sonore
->Chante aux premiers feux de l'aurore;
->Enfants du Bénin, debout!

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->Formerly, at her call, our ancestors
->Knew how to engage in mighty battles
->With strength, courage, ardour, and full of joy, but at the price of blood.
->Builders of present, you too, join forces
->Each day for the task stronger in unity.
->Build without ceasing for posterity.

->Children of Benin, arise!
->The resounding cry of freedom
->Is heard at the first light of dawn,
->Children of Benin, arise!

->When all around there blows a wind of anger and hate:
->Citizen of Benin be proud, and in a calm spirit
->Trusting in the future, behold your flag!
->In the green you read hope of spring;
->The red signifies the courage of your ancestors;
->The yellow foretells the greatest treasures.

->Children of Benin, arise!
->The resounding cry of freedom
->Is heard at the first light of dawn,
->Children of Benin, arise!

->Beloved Benin, your sunny mountains, palm trees, and green pastures
->Show everywhere your brightness;
->Your soil offers everyone the richest fruits.
->Benin, from henceforth your sons are united
->With one brotherly spirit sharing the hope of seeing you
->Enjoy abundance and happiness forever.

->Children of Benin, arise!
->The resounding cry of freedom
->Is heard at the first light of dawn,
->Children of Benin, arise!
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[[AC:Government]]
* Unitary presidential republic
** President: Patrice Talon
** President of the National Assembly: Louis Vlavonou

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* Myth/YorubaMythology


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Benin ('''French:''' ''Bénin''), officially known as the Republic of Benin ('''French:''' ''République du Bénin''), also formerly known as Dahomey and once part of the infamous Slave Coast, what is now the Republic of Benin was once the mighty Kingdom of Dahomey, a kingdom mostly known for its AmazonBrigade (that and the fact that they were nicknamed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast “the black]] [[TheSpartanWay Sparta”]] should tell you all you need to know about its sheer awesomeness). They resisted successfully attempts to conquer them until 1892, when France managed to conquer the kingdom during the Second Franco-Dahomean War, turning it into a colony named French Dahomey.

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Benin ('''French:''' ''Bénin''), officially known as the Republic '''Republic of Benin Benin''' ('''French:''' ''République du Bénin''), also formerly known as Dahomey and once part of the infamous Slave Coast, what is now the Republic of Benin was once the mighty Kingdom of Dahomey, a kingdom mostly known for its AmazonBrigade (that and the fact that they were nicknamed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast “the black]] [[TheSpartanWay Sparta”]] should tell you all you need to know about its sheer awesomeness). They resisted successfully attempts to conquer them until 1892, when France managed to conquer the kingdom during the Second Franco-Dahomean War, turning it into a colony named French Dahomey.

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!! Notable Works:
* Myth/GbeMythology

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