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Basic Information

Motto Fellowship, Justice, Labour
Anthem The Dawn of a New Day
Capital Porto-Novo
Largest city Cotonou
Official languages French
President Athanase Guillaume Talon
Independence Date August 1, 1960
Total Area 112,622 km²
Population (2015) 10 879 829
Density 75 inhabitants/km²
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone GMT (UTC+1)
Internet TLD .bj
Calling code +229