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

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