What is the population of Benin?
|Population - note||note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected|
|Population Growth Rate||2.84%|
|Population in Major Urban Areas||COTONOU (seat of government) 924,000; PORTO-NOVO (capital) 314,000|
|Nationality Noun||Beninese (singular and plural)|
|Ethnic Groups||African 99% (42 ethnic groups, most important being Fon, Adja, Yoruba, Bariba), Europeans 5,500|
|Languages||French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)|
|Rate of Urbanization- annual rate of change||4.12%|