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Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in Western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey (until 1975) or Dahomania. It has a small coast line with the Bight of Benin in the south, borders Togo in the west, Nigeria in the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger in the north. The capital is Porto Novo, but the seat of government is Cotonou.

Internet Usage Statistics:
160,000 Internet users as of June/09, 1.8% of the population, according to ITU.

Latest Population Estimate:
8,791,832 population for 2009, according to Census Bureau.

Gross National Income:
GNI per capita is US$ 690 ('08).

Country Area:
112,622 sq km

Benin Internet Usage and Population Growth:




% Pen.

Usage Source




0.2 %





1.3 %





1.8 %


Benin Search Engines and Directories:

Benin and the IMF
The International Monetary Fund and Benin.

Benin search engines and directories.

Benin Directory
Benin in the West Africa Search Directory.

dmoz Directory
Benin regional directory.

Benin Basic Information
Benin data from the CIA World Factbook.

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Benin - Telecoms Market Overview, Statistics & Forecasts

Benin Telecommunications Report
Despite having an old style posts and telecommunications entity, OPT, and no independent regulator, Benin has four private mobile networks whose combined connections exceed fixed lines by more than 8:1. While the country’s fixed-line infrastructure is completely digital, it serves only 1% of the population which has hindered adoption of the Internet. Several wireless broadband services have been launched, and OPT has started wholesaling its ADSL service. Further envisaged sector changes include the unbundling of the national operator and privatisation of the resultant telecom entity. This report provides an overview of the telecommunications sector in Benin, various key statistics and market forecasts for the years 2010 and 2015.

Africa Market and Telecommunications Reports
The latest information about the African Telecommunications sector from the largest
global telecommunications research site on the Web, Paul Budde Communications.

Benin Newspapers Links
See most important daily news and information from Benin here.

Benin Country Profile
Brief economic and country overview of Benin by the BBC of London.


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