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Benin 1 9-12
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Benin 1 9-12
Benin 1 9-12
Benin 1 9-12
Benin 1 9-12
Benin 1 9-12
Benin 1 9-12
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  • 1. Benin By Lauren Renner
  • 2. Quick Facts
    • Used to be called Dahomey until 1975
    • Benin named after Bight of Benin
    • Largest city-Cotonou
  • 3.
    • Red represents courage
  • 4.
    • Red represents courage
    • Green represents hope and revival
  • 5.
    • Red represents courage
    • Green represents hope and revival
    • Yellow represents wealth
  • 6. Geography
    • About the size of Pennsylvania
    • 43,483 square miles
    • Lowest point-Atlantic Ocean
    • Highest point Mont Sokbaro
  • 7. Climate
    • Tropical and hot climate
    • Semi arid in north
    • Humid in south
    • Two rainy seasons, two dry seasons
  • 8. Economy
    • Mainly agriculture
    • Includes beans, corn, rice, peanuts,& more
    • Also cotton production
    • Other exports include textiles, cocoa beans, and palm products
  • 9. Religion
  • 10. People
    • National anthem-L’Aube Nouvelle
    • Official language-French
    • Other common languages- Fon, and Yourba
    • Population- 9,325,032
    • About 42 ethnic groups
  • 11. Education
    • Adult literacy rate- almost 40%
    • 25% women are literate
    • Grading system-0 to 20
    • More boys enrolled than girls
    • 6-4-3-3-4 system
  • 12. Culture
    • Strong oral tradition
    • L’esclave by Felix Couchoro first book written
    • Music- blend of folk, cabaret, and soul
    • Voodoo practices like dancing common
  • 13. Current Events
    • January 10 th , national voodoo holiday
    • August 2010-50 years of independence
    • October 2010-flooding affects most of country
    • March 2011-President Yayi Boni reelected
  • 14. Brief History
    • Independence from France-August 1 st 1960
    • Between 1960-1972 Major Mathieu Kérékou ruled
    • Strictly enforced Marxism- Leninism
    • Encouraged by countries to introduce democratic constitution
    • Held elections & Prime Minister Soglo won
  • 15. Daily Life
    • Women and girls usually stay home
    • exception of school for some girls
    • Women cook, clean, and watch children
    • Men work
  • 16. Government
    • Capital-Porto Novo
    • Type of government-Republic
    • Current leader- President Yayi Boni
    • Seat of government in Cotonou
  • 17. Bibliography
    • http://www.croissancesaine.org/IMG/jpg/1295620494yayi_Boni.jpg
    • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bn.html
    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Benin http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/6761.htm
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13037572
    • http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1066.html

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