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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

BEN

Website

Benin

Established

8/1/1960

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/27/2010


Institutions

President

National Assembly

National Assembly of Benin

Alibori

Atakora

Atlantique

Borgou

Collines

Donga

Kouffo

Littoral

Mono

Ouémé

Plateau

Zou


DESCRIPTION

Dahomey gained its independence from France in 1960; the name was changed to Benin in 1975. From 1974 to 1989, the country was a socialist state; free elections were reestablished in 1991.


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