Benin (benin)

Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a West African kingdom that rose to prominence in about 1600 and over the next two and half centuries became a regional power, largely based on its slave trade. Coastal areas of Dahomey began to be controlled by the French in the second half of the 19th century; the entire kingdom was conquered by 1894. French Dahomey achieved independence in 1960; it changed its name to the Republic of Benin in 1975. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu KEREKOU and the establishment of a government based on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephore SOGLO as president, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. KEREKOU was returned to power by elections held in 1996 and 2001, though some irregularities were alleged. KEREKOU stepped down at the end of his second term in 2006 and was succeeded by Thomas YAYI Boni, a political outsider and independent. YAYI, who won a second five-year term in March 2011, has attempted to stem corruption and has strongly promoted accelerating Benin's economic growth.

Details
Formation Date 1600
Territory 112760.00 (Sq. Km)
Military Personel 9450
Military Expenditure 42,489,000,000 (XOF)
Population 10323474
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
British Conquest of Benin 1897 1897 1897 unknown unknown
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Establishment Date Territory Area
2013 112760.00
2012 112760.00
2011 112760.00
2010 112760.00
2009 112760.00
2008 112760.00
2007 112760.00
2006 112760.00
2005 112760.00
2004 112760.00
2003 112760.00
2002 112760.00
2001 112760.00
2000 112760.00
1999 112760.00
1998 112760.00
1997 112760.00
1996 112760.00
1995 112760.00
1994 112760.00
1993 112760.00
1992 112760.00
1991 112760.00
1990 112760.00
1989 112760.00
1988 112760.00
1987 112760.00
1986 112760.00
1985 112760.00
1984 112760.00
1983 112760.00
1982 112760.00
1981 112760.00
1980 112760.00
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Date Military Personnel
2012 9450
2011 9450
2010 7250
2009 7250
2008 8000
2007 8000
2005 8000
2004 6000
2003 7100
2002 7100
2001 7300
2000 7300
1999 7300
1998 7300
1997 7300
1996 7300
1995 7300
1994 8000
1993 8000
1992 7000
1991 7000
1990 6000
1989 5000
1985 4500
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Date Expenditure Exchange Rate Us Doller Equivalence
2013 42,489,000,000 (XOF) 494.04 86003157.64
2012 39,935,000,000 (XOF) 510.53 78222631.38
2008 28,984,000,000 (XOF) 471.87 61423697.2
2006 24,464,000,000 (XOF) 479.27 51044296.53
2005 23,581,000,000 (XOF) 522.89 45097439.23
2004 22,072,000,000 (XOF) 528.28 41780873.78
2003 20,100,000,000 (XOF) 581.2 34583620.1
2002 18,100,000,000 (XOF) 696.99 25968808.73
2001 9,600,000,000 (XOF) 733.04 13096147.55
2000 10,300,000,000 (XOF) 711.98 14466698.5
1999 11,000,000,000 (XOF) 615.7 17865843.76
1990 8,900,000,000 (XOF) 272.26 32689341.07
1989 9,100,000,000 (XOF) 319.01 28525751.54
1988 11,000,000,000 (XOF) 297.85 36931341.28
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Date Population
2013 10323474
2012 10050702
2011 9779795
2010 9509798
2009 9240783
2008 8973293
2007 8707490
2006 8443671
2005 8182362
2004 7922796
2003 7665681
2002 7414744
2001 7174911
2000 6949366
1999 6740491
1998 6546493
1997 6361301
1996 6176318
1995 5985658
1994 5786794
1993 5582420
1992 5378226
1991 5182525
1990 5001271
1989 4836240
1988 4685375
1987 4546136
1986 4414450
1985 4287263
1984 4163968
1983 4045352
1982 3931355
1981 3822206
1980 3718024
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