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1) Natural geography
 

Area

Area > Comparative
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania

Area > Comparative to US places
slightly smaller than Pennsylvania

Area > Land

110,620 sq km

[101st of 238]

Area > Land (per capita)

12.964 sq km per 1,000 people

[112nd of 227]

Area > Total

112,620 sq km

[106th of 250]

Area > Total (per capita)

13.199 sq km per 1,000 people

[114th of 231]

Area > Water

2,000 sq km

[82nd of 239]

Area > Water (per capita)

234.397 sq km per million people

[74th of 225]

Capital city with population
Porto-Novo (official) - 177,660; Cotonou (de facto capital) - 33,212

capitals and largest cities > Countries > Cities larger than the capital

Cotonou

Climate
tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north

Coastline

121 km

[173rd of 271]

Elevation extremes > Highest point

Mont Sokbaro 658 m

Elevation extremes > Lowest point

Atlantic Ocean 0 m

Forested Land

24%

[110th of 193]

Geographic coordinates

9 30 N, 2 15 E

Geography > Note
sandbanks create difficult access to a coast with no natural harbors, river mouths, or islands

Irrigated land

120 sq km

[133rd of 196]

Irrigated land (per capita)

15.154 sq km per million people

[153rd of 167]

Land area > sq. km

110,620 km²

[99th of 206]

Land area > sq. km (per capita)

13.108 km² per 1,000 people

[100th of 206]

Land boundaries > Border countries
Burkina Faso 306 km, Niger 266 km, Nigeria 773 km, Togo 644 km

Land boundaries > Total

1,989 km

[86th of 166]

Land boundaries > Total (per capita)

233.107 km per million people

[73rd of 164]

Land use > Arable land

23.53%

[39th of 258]

Land use > Other

74.1%

[182nd of 258]

Land use > Permanent crops

2.37%

[81st of 258]

Largest city
Porto-Novo (capital city, not largest urban area)

Largest city population

194,000

[135th of 174]

Largest city population (per capita)

0.025 per capita

[168th of 174]

Largest city with population

Porto-Novo - 177,660

Location
Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo

Map references
Africa

Maritime claims > Territorial sea

200 nautical mile

[5th of 191]

Natural hazards
hot, dry, dusty harmattan wind may affect north from December to March

Natural resources
small offshore oil deposits, limestone, marble, timber

Population density

57 people per sqkm

[132nd of 256]

Population density > people per sq. km

76.29 people/m²

[105th of 204]

Rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land

181.03 people/km² of arable lan

[123rd of 188]

Surface area > sq. km

112,620 km²

[100th of 206]

Surface area > sq. km (per capita)

13.345 km² per 1,000 people

[101st of 207]

tallest mountains > Mountain

Mont Sokbaro

Terrain
mostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains


SOURCES
CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook, City Population, CIA World Factbook, World Gazetteer, Official government websites.; Wikipedia: List of capitals and largest cities by country ; FAO; World Development Indicators database; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Heal The World Foundation.; Wikipedia: List of tallest mountains by country

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Environment

 

0%

Acidification

0%

[50th of 141]

Adjusted savings: carbon dioxide damage > % of GNI

0.33 % of GNI

[99th of 179]

Adjusted savings: net forest depletion > % of GNI

0.93 % of GNI

[19th of 57]

Adjusted savings: particulate emission damage > % of GNI

0.37 % of GNI

[80th of 165]

Areas under protection

5

[130th of 146]

Areas under protection (per capita)

0.65368 per 1 million people

[121st of 146]

Biosphere reserves area

623 thousand hectares

[45th of 86]

Biosphere reserves area (per capita)

81.4486 thousand hectares per 1

[29th of 86]

Breeding birds threatened

0.65%

[126th of 136]

Carbon efficiency

0.37 CO2 emissions/$ GDP

[118th of 141]

CFC consumption

34.82

[92nd of 107]

CFC consumption (per capita)

0.00455223 per 1,000 people

[89th of 107]

CO2 Emissions

1,654.7

[127th of 178]

CO2 Emissions (per capita)

0.216329 per 1,000 people

[143rd of 176]

CO2 emissions > kg per 2000 PPP $ of GDP

0.26 kg/PPP$

[105th of 170]

CO2 emissions > kt

2,040.29 kt

[137th of 195]

CO2 emissions > kt (per capita)

0.258 kt per 1,000 people

[162nd of 196]

CPIA policy and institutions for environmental sustainability rating

3.5

[9th of 75]

Current issues
inadequate supplies of potable water; poaching threatens wildlife populations; deforestation; desertification

Ecological footprint

0.97

[113rd of 141]

Endangered species protection

26.7%

[103rd of 141]

Fertiliser consumption

221.81 hundred grams/hectare

[98th of 141]

Forest area > % of land area

21.25 % of land area

[121st of 195]

Forest area > sq. km

23,510 km²

[98th of 195]

Forest area > sq. km (per capita)

2,785.924 km² per 1,000 people

[97th of 195]

Freshwater withdrawal

0.13

[5th of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Agricultural

45%

[2nd of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic

32%

[1st of 124]

Freshwater withdrawal > Industrial

23%

[4th of 124]

Groundwater withdrawals

0

[92nd of 188]

International agreements > Party to
Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling

International agreements > Signed but not ratified
none of the selected agreements

Known breeding bird species

112

[135th of 146]

Known breeding bird species (per capita)

14.6424 per 1 million people

[86th of 146]

Known mammal species

188

[47th of 145]

Known mammal species (per capita)

24.5784 per 1 million people

[31st of 145]

Marine fish catch

7,758 tons

[88th of 141]

Marine fish catch (per capita)

1.01425 tons per 1,000 people

[89th of 141]

Non-wildness

0.79%

[107th of 141]

NOx emissions per populated area

0.14 thousand metric tons/squ

[110th of 141]

Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day

1,953.87 kg/day

[94th of 115]

Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day per worker

0.29 kg per day per worker

[7th of 115]

PM10, country level > micrograms per cubic meter

42.88 mcg/m³

[81st of 185]

Pollution > Carbon dioxide 1999

343

[143rd of 199]

Protected area

7

[58th of 147]

SO2 emissions per populated area

140 thousand metric tons/squ

[112nd of 141]

SO2 exports

1,176.44 hundred metric tons

[75th of 141]

Threatened species

12

[125th of 158]

Threatened species > Mammal

9

[92nd of 160]

Total renewable water resources

25.8 cu km

[9th of 31]

Urban NO2 concentration

83.02 micrograms/m3

[5th of 141]

Urban SO2 concentration

116.45 micrograms/m3

[16th of 141]

Water > Availability

2.25 thousand cubic metres

[79th of 141]

Water > Dissolved oxygen concentration

6.27 mls/litre

[107th of 141]

Water > Phosphorus concentration

0.67 mls/litre

[12th of 141]

Water > Salinisation

1,378.26

[25th of 141]

Water > Severe water stress

0

[94th of 140]

Water > Suspended solids

5.81 mls/litre

[45th of 141]

Water pollution, chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions

1.19 %

[102nd of 114]

Water pollution, clay and glass industry > % of total BOD emissions

0.18 %

[54th of 112]

Water pollution, food industry > % of total BOD emissions

82.64 %

[8th of 114]

Water pollution, other industry > % of total BOD emissions

0.38 %

[98th of 107]

Water pollution, paper and pulp industry > % of total BOD emissions

2.87 %

[100th of 111]

Water pollution, textile industry > % of total BOD emissions

12.21 %

[50th of 114]

Water pollution, wood industry > % of total BOD emissions

0.52 %

[96th of 114]

Wetlands of intl importance > Area

139 thousand hectares

[58th of 112]

Wetlands of intl importance > Area (per capita)

18.1723 thousand hectares per 1 m

[42nd of 112]

Wildness

3.08%

[72nd of 141]


SOURCES
Stockholm Environment Institute at York, Acidification in Developing Countries: Ecosystem Sensitivity and the Critical Loads Approach at the Global scale, 2000 via ciesin.org; World Development Indicators database; World Resources Institute; 2000 IUCN Red List, and World Resources Institute,World Resources 2000-2001, Washington, DC: WRI, 2000. Original sources: World Conservation Monitoring Center, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other sources.; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; UNEP, Production and Consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances, 1986-1998, October 1999. via ciesin.org; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC: World Resources Institute; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Living Planet Report 2000, Gland, Switzerland: 2000, and Redefining Progress.; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Report on National Reports Required Under Article VIII, Paragraph 7(a), of the Convention, Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Gigiri, Kenya, April 2000; World Bank, World Development Indicators 2001. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2001. via ciesin.org; ; FAOSTAT on-line database; Wild Areas Project (WAP), joint Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and CIESIN project to map the last wild places on the earth's surface. Accessed via ciesin.org; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, Data Version 1.1, B1Illustrative Marker Scenario with model IMAGE; Gregg Marland, Tom Boden, and Bob Andres, University of North Dakota, via net publication; Jacaranda Atlas; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, RAINS-ASIA and Co-operative Programme formonitoring and evaluation of the long range transmission of air pollutants in Europe (EMEP) via ciesin.org; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; World Resources Institute, World Resources 1998-99; World Bank, World Development Indicators 2000; WHO,Air Management Information System-AMIS 2.0, 1998; and Global Urban Observatory, Citibase, 1999. via ciesin.org; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGAP 2.1B, 2001 via ciesin.org; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen,R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen, R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGap 2.1, 2000 via ciesin.org; Wild Areas Project (WAP), joint Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and CIESIN project to map the lastwild places on the earth's surface. via ciesin.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin


2) Human geography

Age distribution


Benin Population Pyramid for 1990

Age and sex distribution for the year 1990:

 

Benin Population Pyramid for 1995

Age and sex distribution for the year 1995:

 

Benin Population Pyramid for 2000

Age and sex distribution for the year 2000:

 

Benin Population Pyramid for 2003

Age and sex distribution for the year 2003:

 

Benin Population Pyramid for 2005

Age and sex distribution for the year 2005:

 

Benin Population Pyramid for 2010

Age and sex distribution for the year 2010:

 

Benin Population Pyramid for 2020

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2020:

 

Benin Population Pyramid for 2050

Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2050:


Source
US Census Bureau July 17, 2003


Labor
 

Compensation of employees > % of expense

25.29 %

[30th of 97]

Compensation of employees > current LCU

141365500000

 

CPIA building human resources rating

3.5

[24th of 75]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 10-14

26.47

[29th of 89]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 15-19

50.81

[47th of 167]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 20-24

81.71

[21st of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 25-29

92.66

[13th of 167]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 30-34

94.2

[16th of 165]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 35-39

92.59

[28th of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 40-44

90.62

[42nd of 167]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 45-49

84.53

[66th of 163]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 50-54

81.67

[54th of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 55-59

77.73

[29th of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 60-64

67.26

[27th of 166]

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 65 plus

51.76

[18th of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 10-14

31.22

[24th of 92]

Economic activity > Men aged 15-19

49.1

[73rd of 164]

Economic activity > Men aged 20-24

83.45

[82nd of 166]

Economic activity > Men aged 25-29

95.56

[76th of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 30-34

96.77

[111st of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 35-39

96.88

[123rd of 164]

Economic activity > Men aged 40-44

96.68

[101st of 163]

Economic activity > Men aged 45-49

96.01

[78th of 167]

Economic activity > Men aged 50-54

93.81

[73rd of 165]

Economic activity > Men aged 55-59

91.04

[55th of 167]

Economic activity > Men aged 60-64

86.9

[34th of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 10-14

21.77

[35th of 89]

Economic activity > Women aged 15-19

52.5

[35th of 164]

Economic activity > Women aged 25-29

89.82

[11th of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 30-34

91.8

[14th of 167]

Economic activity > Women aged 35-39

88.99

[28th of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 40-44

85.61

[40th of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 45-49

74.24

[63rd of 161]

Economic activity > Women aged 50-54

69.68

[60th of 166]

Economic activity > Women aged 55-59

65.24

[34th of 167]

Economic activity > Women aged 60-64

50.46

[33rd of 165]

Economic activity > Women aged 65 plus

34.35

[21st of 167]

Female economic activity

73.6%

[15th of 156]

Female economic activity growth

-4%

[153rd of 156]

Firing cost > weeks of wages

35.8 weeks of wages

[88th of 164]

force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64

54.83 %

[112nd of 184]

force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64

86.49 %

[38th of 184]

force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64

70.8 %

[79th of 184]

force, female > % of total labor force

38.33 %

[130th of 184]

force, total

3,296,439

[92nd of 184]

Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Date

June 11, 2001

 

Minimum Age Convention, 1973 > Ratifications > Minimum age

14

[135th of 146]

Parental leave > Paid maternity leave

14 weeks

 

Regulation

52

[69th of 123]

Regulation > Employment Conditions

86

[30th of 123]

Regulation > Firing

20

[103rd of 123]

Regulation > Hiring

48

[66th of 123]

regulations > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

35.03 %

[1st of 39]

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention > Ratifications > Date

May 16, 1968

 

Rigidity of employment index

46

[58th of 166]

skills > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

25.38 %

[5th of 38]

Technicians in R&D > per million people

53.05 per million people

[9th of 49]

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$

7,000,000 $

[126th of 149]

    Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per $ GDP)

1.633 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[101st of 166]

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$

63,000,000 $

[115th of 156]

    Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per $ GDP)

14.694 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[76th of 165]

Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$

54,095,820 BoP $

[76th of 115]

    Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

13.365 BoP $ per $1 million of

[54th of 142]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Economic activity rate and economically active population, by sex, thirteen age groups, 1950-2010 (ILO estimates and projections) are data from the International Labour Union (ILO). Source details: ILO, Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, fourth edition, diskette database (Geneva, 1997). The latest set of estimates and projections covering the period 1950-2010 (4th edition) was released by ILO in December 1996. These data are updated every five-ten years by ILO and a new set of these data is in preparation; calculated on the basis of data on the economically active population and total population from ILO (International Labour Organization). 2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; Wikipedia: Minimum Age Convention, 1973 ; Wikipedia: Parental leave ; The World Bank Group The original methodology and data come from The Regulation of Labor, by Juan Botero, Simeon Djankov, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer. When using the data, please also cite this paper as a reference.; The World Bank Group The original methodology and data come from The Regulation of Labor, by Juan Botero, Simeon Djankov, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer. When using the data, please also cite this paper as a reference; Wikipedia: Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

People
 

African countries by population density > area

112,620

[37th of 56]

African countries by population density > pop. dens.

60

[23rd of 56]

African countries by population density > population

6,787,625

[30th of 56]

Age dependency ratio > dependents to working-age population

0.88

[24th of 185]

Age structure > 0-14 years

46.5

[9th of 226]

Age structure > 0-14 years > Females

1,901,005

[74th of 225]

Age structure > 0-14 years > From total

45.5%

[14th of 227]

Age structure > 0-14 years > Males

1,978,897

[76th of 225]

Age structure > 15-64 years

51.2

[216th of 226]

Age structure > 15-64 years > Females

2,236,458

[97th of 225]

Age structure > 15-64 years > From total

51.9%

[209th of 227]

Age structure > 15-64 years > Males

2,195,667

[100th of 225]

Age structure > 65 years and over > Females

129,307

[126th of 225]

Age structure > 65 years and over > From total

2.6%

[201st of 227]

Age structure > 65 years and over > Males

91,213

[129th of 225]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of rural

58

[28th of 52]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of total

62

[33rd of 56]

Child Protection > Birth registration, % of urban

71

[33rd of 52]

CPIA social protection rating

3

[50th of 75]

Female population > Age 10-14

494,013

[78th of 224]

Female population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

6.28

[34th of 224]

Female population > Age 15-19

439,421

[82nd of 224]

Female population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

5.59

[34th of 224]

Female population > Age 20-24

367,167

[86th of 224]

Female population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

4.67

[71st of 224]

Female population > Age 25-29

305,699

[90th of 224]

Female population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

3.89

[102nd of 224]

Female population > Age 30-34

254,569

[95th of 224]

Female population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

3.24

[153rd of 224]

Female population > Age 35-39

201,932

[99th of 224]

Female population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

2.57

[187th of 224]

Female population > Age 40-44

160,281

[108th of 224]

Female population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

2.04

[193rd of 224]

Female population > Age 45-49

133,481

[116th of 224]

Female population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

1.7

[195th of 224]

Female population > Age 50-54

111,272

[114th of 224]

Female population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

1.42

[194th of 224]

Female population > Age 55-59

92,278

[108th of 224]

Female population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

1.17

[181st of 224]

Female population > Age 60-64

72,857

[108th of 224]

Female population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

0.93

[170th of 224]

Female population > Age 65-69

50,300

[119th of 224]

Female population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

0.64

[193rd of 224]

Female population > Age 70-74

30,976

[130th of 224]

Female population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

0.39

[208th of 224]

Female population > Age 75-79

17,034

[133rd of 224]

Female population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

0.22

[207th of 224]

Female population > Age 80-84

11,888

[134th of 224]

Female population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.15

[208th of 224]

Gender development

0.404

[130th of 141]

Male population > Age 10-14

503,126

[78th of 224]

Male population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

6.4

[31st of 224]

Male population > Age 15-19

448,227

[84th of 224]

Male population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

5.7

[43rd of 224]

Male population > Age 20-24

374,975

[85th of 224]

Male population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

4.77

[74th of 224]

Male population > Age 25-29

315,678

[89th of 224]

Male population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

4.01

[102nd of 224]

Male population > Age 30-34

267,111

[93rd of 224]

Male population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

3.4

[141st of 224]

Male population > Age 35-39

205,812

[99th of 224]

Male population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

2.62

[185th of 224]

Male population > Age 40-44

152,399

[108th of 224]

Male population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

1.94

[205th of 224]

Male population > Age 45-49

110,479

[123rd of 224]

Male population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

1.41

[208th of 224]

Male population > Age 50-54

80,682

[125th of 224]

Male population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

1.03

[211st of 224]

Male population > Age 55-59

63,437

[123rd of 224]

Male population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

0.81

[209th of 224]

Male population > Age 60-64

48,448

[122nd of 224]

Male population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

0.62

[205th of 224]

Male population > Age 65-69

34,017

[131st of 224]

Male population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

0.43

[215th of 224]

Male population > Age 70-74

21,629

[132nd of 224]

Male population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

0.28

[219th of 224]

Male population > Age 75-79

11,853

[135th of 224]

Male population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

0.15

[220th of 224]

Male population > Age 80-84

8,195

[133rd of 224]

Male population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.1

[218th of 224]

Percentage living in rural areas.

55%

[64th of 193]

Percentage living in urban areas

45%

[133rd of 199]

Population > CIA Factbook

8,532,547

[91st of 240]

Population ages 0-14 > % of total

44.2 %

[19th of 185]

Population ages 15-64 > % of total

53.09 %

[160th of 185]

Population ages 65 and above > % of total

2.71 %

[166th of 185]

Population growth > annual %

3.15 annual %

[13th of 195]

Population, female > % of total

49.6 %

[149th of 190]

Projected population growth

173.96%

[16th of 141]

Rights of the Child Convention > Ratification Dates

3 Aug 1990

 

Rights of the Child Convention > Signatories

25 Apr 1990

 

Rural population

5,054,873

[72nd of 193]

Rural population growth > annual %

2.58 annual %

[18th of 193]

Sex ratio > 15-64 years

0.96

[172nd of 223]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > 15–65

0.97

[168th of 215]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > at birth

1.03

[188th of 215]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > over 65

0.69

[167th of 215]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > total

0.98

[118th of 215]

Sex ratio > sex ratios > under 15

1.02

[175th of 215]

Total Population

7,862,944

[93rd of 227]

Total population > Age 10-14

997,139

[79th of 224]

Total population > Age 10-14 > % of the total

12.68

[32nd of 224]

Total population > Age 15-19

887,648

[83rd of 224]

Total population > Age 15-19 > % of the total

11.29

[41st of 224]

Total population > Age 20-24

742,142

[86th of 224]

Total population > Age 20-24 > % of the total

9.44

[75th of 224]

Total population > Age 25-29

621,377

[89th of 224]

Total population > Age 25-29 > % of the total

7.9

[104th of 224]

Total population > Age 30-34

521,680

[95th of 224]

Total population > Age 30-34 > % of the total

6.63

[152nd of 224]

Total population > Age 35-39

407,744

[100th of 224]

Total population > Age 35-39 > % of the total

5.19

[189th of 224]

Total population > Age 40-44

312,680

[110th of 224]

Total population > Age 40-44 > % of the total

3.98

[203rd of 224]

Total population > Age 45-49

243,960

[117th of 224]

Total population > Age 45-49 > % of the total

3.1

[205th of 224]

Total population > Age 50-54

191,954

[117th of 224]

Total population > Age 50-54 > % of the total

2.44

[208th of 224]

Total population > Age 55-59

155,715

[113rd of 224]

Total population > Age 55-59 > % of the total

1.98

[200th of 224]

Total population > Age 60-64

121,305

[114th of 224]

Total population > Age 60-64 > % of the total

1.54

[191st of 224]

Total population > Age 65-69

84,317

[124th of 224]

Total population > Age 65-69 > % of the total

1.07

[210th of 224]

Total population > Age 70-74

52,605

[131st of 224]

Total population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

0.67

[217th of 224]

Total population > Age 75-79

28,887

[135th of 224]

Total population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

0.37

[217th of 224]

Total population > Age 80-84

20,083

[134th of 224]

Total population > Age 80-84 > % of the total

0.26

[210th of 224]

Total Population > Female

3,968,293

[93rd of 227]

Total Population > Male

3,894,651

[92nd of 227]

Urban population

3,383,980

[95th of 195]

Urban population growth > annual %

4 annual %

[27th of 195]

Urbanization

43

[134th of 204]

Urbanization in 1975

21.9%

[122nd of 164]

Urbanization in 2015

53%

[102nd of 164]

Women > Adult literacy rate females as a % of males

45

[136th of 144]

Women > Antenatal care coverage %

81

[80th of 133]

Women > Contraceptive prevalence %

19

[145th of 170]

Women > Life expectancy females as a % of males

110

[24th of 173]

Women > Maternal mortality ratio > reported

500

[31st of 154]

Women > Maternal mortality ratio adjusted

850

[21st of 166]

Women > Skilled attendant at delivery %

66

[120th of 172]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of African countries by population density ; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; UNICEF; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center ; Human Development Reports, United Nations 2002; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2003 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights. Estimates and projections of urban and rural populations are made by the Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat and published every two years. These estimates and projections are based on national census or survey data that have been evaluated and, whenever necessary, adjusted for deficiencies and inconsistencies; Population Reference Bureau, 2001 World Population Data Sheet, Washington, DC: PRB, 2001. via ciesin.org; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; The Office of the High Commissioner for Human RIghts; Wikipedia: Sex ratio ; U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, International Programs Center Spanish Statistical Institute; Population Division of the United Nations Secretariat, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision, Data Tables and Highlights (ESA/P/WP.173, 20 March 2002); UN (United Nations). 2002. World Urbanization Prospects: The 2001 Revision. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Mortality
 

Death rate, crude > per 1,000 people

12.08 per 1,000 people

[48th of 195]

rate, adult, female > per 1,000 female adults

277.16 per 1,000 female adults

[44th of 185]

rate, adult, male > per 1,000 male adults

309.17 per 1,000 male adults

[52nd of 185]

rate, infant > per 1,000 live births

89 per 1,000 live births

[23rd of 187]

rate, under-5 > per 1,000

150 per 1,000

[20th of 187]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Immigration
 

immigrant population > Immigrants as percentage of state population

2.074

[121st of 195]

immigrant population > Number of immigrants

175,000

[97th of 195]

immigrant population > Percentage of total number of immigrants in the world

>0.1%

 

Net migration rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 populati

[81st of 225]

Refugees

4,100

[74th of 110]

Refugees > Convention on refugees

4 Apr 1962 d

 

Refugees and internally displaced persons > Refugees (country of origin)

9,444 (Togo)

 

US visa lottery winners

209 US visa lottery winners

[57th of 178]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of countries by immigrant population ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; United Nations Treaty Collection; US Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

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