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Benin's climate is hot and humid. Annual rainfall in the coastal area averages
1360 mm (53.5 in)
The official language of Benin is French. It is widely used in the doing
business, government, universities, and media.
The official Benin currency is known as the CFA Franc. Its full form is Communaut Financiaire Africaine. The currency of Benin is also in use in 14 other Central African and West African States.
The majority of Benin's 6.7 million people live in the south. The population is young, with a life expectancy of 50 years. About 42 African ethnic groups live in this country.
Porto-Novo (also known as Hogbonou and Adjac ) is the official capital of the
West African nation of Benin, and was the capital of French Dahomey.
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