Benin 2003-MAY-17 - -   


Republic of BENIN
(Porto Novo a + Cotonou ilnqr)

Republic of BENIN

Flag or Logo since 1991-08-01
République du BÉNIN (fr) + BENIN Dukoa (fon)n + Orílɛ̀-èdè Olómìnira ilɛ̀ BENIN (yo)n + Orílɛ̀-èdè Olómìnira ilɛ̀ BENIN (yor)n + Beninto : BENẹ (guw)n + BENIN (bba)n + BENIN (ajg)n + BENIN (ayb)n + BENIN (gbx)n + BENIN (xwl)n + BENIN (gej)n UNO Member
Emblem or Symbol

President Mathieu Kerekou
(ruler of BENIN since 1996-04-04)
Capitals & administrative places: Porto Novo a + Cotonou ilnqr
(Porto Novo + Cotonou)
a administrative, national or political capital (also ruler's residence)
i internationally recognized capital, seat of embassies
l legislative or parliamentary capital, seat of government
n economical or commercial capital
q de facto capital
r ruler's residence (royal or presidential, primary or secondary)
Official & national languages: Aja (ajg) . Aizo (ayb) . Bariba (bba) . Fon (fon) . French (fr) . Phla (gbx) . Mina (gej) . Gun (guw) . Hwela (xwl) . Yoruba (yo) . Egba-Ijebu Yoruba (yor) .
n national language


BENIN Republic of BENIN  (Porto Novo + Cotonou)

12 Divisions:

ALIBORI ALIBORI Department  (Kandi)Local: Département de l´ALIBORI (fr)  (Kandi)
ATACORA ATACORA Department  (Natitingu)Local: Département d´ATACORA (fr)  (Natitingou)
ATLANTIC ATLANTIC Department  (Whydah)Local: Département de l´ATLANTIQUE (fr)  (Ouidah)
BORGU BORGU Department  (Paraku)Local: Département du BORGOU (fr)  (Parakou)
COUFFO COUFFO Department  (Dogbo)Local: Département du COUFFO (fr)  (Dogbo)
DONGA DONGA Department  (Jugu)Local: Département de la DONGA (fr)  (Djougou)
HILLS HILLS Department  (Savalu)Local: Département des COLLINES (fr)  (Savalou)
LITTORAL LITTORAL Department  (Cotonou)Local: Département du LITTORAL (fr)  (Cotonou)
MONO MONO Department  (Lokossa)Local: Département du MONO (fr)  (Lokossa)
PLATEAU PLATEAU Department  (Sakete)Local: Département du PLATEAU (fr)  (Sakété)
WEME WEME Department  (Porto Novo)Local: Département de l´OUÉMÉ (fr)  (Porto-Novo)
ZOU ZOU Department  (Abomey)Local: Département du ZOU (fr)  (Abomey)

Dependent Protectorate:

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST OF WHYDAH Viceroyalty of SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST OF WHYDAH  (Saint John the Baptist of Whydah)Local: Vice-Royauté de SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE DE OUIDAH (fr) + Vice-Reino de SÃO JOÃO BAPTISTA DE AJUDÁ (pt)  (Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Ouidah)

78 Organisations or Groupings membership (selective)

ACCORD Council of ACCORD [Council of Understanding]  (Abidjan)
AFRICAN BANK African Development Bank : AFDB  (Tunis)
AFRICAN CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC STATES African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States : ACP STATES  (Brussels)
AFRICAN NATURE African Convention on Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources : CONVENTION ON CONSERVATION  (Maputo)
AFRICAN UNION African Union : AU  (Addis Ababa)
AIPO African Intellectual Property Organization : AIPO  (Yaounde)
APPA African Petroleum Producers´ Association : APPA  (Brazzaville)
ASECNA Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar : ASECNA  (Dakar)
CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROHIBITION Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons : OPCW  (The Hague)
COMMON FUND Common Fund for Commodities : CFC  (Geneva)
CUSTOMS World Customs Organization : WCO  (Brussels)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations : FAO Specialized Agency  (Rome)
FIFA Federation of International Football Association : FIFA  (Zurich)
FRANCE-AFRICA Conference of Heads of State of Africa and France : FRANCE-AFRICA Summit  (Paris)
FRANCOPHONIE International Organisation of the Francophonie : OIF  (Paris)
GLOBAL FUND The Global Fund to Fight Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria : GFATM  (Vernier-Geneva)
GROUP OF SEVENTY-SEVEN GROUP OF SEVENTY-SEVEN at the United Nations [Coalition of Developing Countries]  (New York)
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency : IAEA Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development : IBRD  (Washington-District of Columbia)
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization : ICAO Specialized Agency  (Montreal)
ICJ International Court of Justice : ICJ  (The Hague)
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development : IFAD Specialized Agency  (Rome)
ILO International Labour Organization : ILO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
IMF International Monetary Fund : IMF Specialized Agency  (Washington-District of Columbia)
IMO International Maritime Organization : IMO Specialized Agency  (London)
INBAR International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation : INBAR  (Beijing)
INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION Inter-Parliamentary Union : IPU  (Grand Saconnex)
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT International Criminal Court : ICCT  (The Hague)
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization : ICPO  (Lyons)
ISESCO Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : ISESCO  (Rabat)
ISLAM Organization of the Islamic Conference : OIC  (Jedda)
ISLAMIC BANK Islamic Development Bank : IDB  (Jedda)
ISO International Organization for Standardization : ISO  (Geneva)
ITSO International Telecommunications Satellite Organization : ITSO  (Washington-District of Columbia)
ITU International Telecommunication Union : ITU Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
MIGRATION International Organization for Migration : IOM  (Geneva)
NON-ALIGNED Non-Aligned Movement : NAM [Coordinating Bureau – Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation : NAM CSSTC]  (Kuala Lumpur + New York + Jakarta)
NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty : NPT  (New York)
NUCLEAR TEST BAN Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Organization : CTBTO [Provisional Secretariat]  (Vienna)
OHADA Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa : OHADA  (Yaounde)
OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : OHCHR Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
OLYMPIC GAMES International Olympic Committee : IOC  (Lausanne)
PELINDABA TREATY African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty : ANWFZ  (Pelindaba)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
REFRIGERATION International Institute of Refrigeration : IIR  (Paris)
SAHEL-SAHARAN STATES Community of Sahel-Saharan States : CEN-SAD  (Tripoli)
SEABED Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority : ISA  (Kingston)
SOUTH ATLANTIC ZONE South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone : SAPCZ  (Brasilia)
SOUTH CENTRE SOUTH CENTRE Organization  (Geneva)
SOUTH-SOUTH Partners in Population and Development : PPD  (Dhaka + Kampala + Taicang)
TRIBUNAL OF THE SEA International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea : ITLOS  (Hamburg)
UN-HABITAT United Nations Human Settlements Programme : UN-HABITAT Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development : UNCTAD  (Geneva)
UNDP United Nations Development Programme : UNDP Specialized Agency  (New York)
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme : UNEP Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : UNESCO Specialized Agency  (Paris)
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change : UNFCCC  (New York)
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees : UNHCR Agency  (Geneva)
UNICEF United Nations International Children´s Emergency Fund : UNICEF Specialized Agency  (New York)
UNIDIR United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research : UNIDIR Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization : UNIDO Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for Women : UNIFEM  (New York)
UNITED NATIONS United Nations Organization : UNO  (New York)
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime : UNODC Agency  (Vienna)
UNOOSA Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies : OUTER SPACE Treaty  (Vienna)
UPEACE University for Peace : UPEACE  (Ciudad Colon)
UPU Universal Postal Union : UPU Specialized Agency  (Berne)
WAEMU West African Economic and Monetary Union : WAEMU  (Ouagadougou)
WEST AFRICAN STATES Economic Community of West African States : ECOWAS  (Abuja)
WFP World Food Programme : WFP  (Rome)
WHALING International Whaling Commission : IWC  (Impington)
WHO World Health Organization : WHO Specialized Agency  (Pregny-Chambesy)
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization : WIPO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WMO World Meteorological Organization : WMO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WORLD CONSERVATION UNION World Conservation Union : International Union for Conservation of Nature : IUCN  (Gland)
WORLD TOURISM World Tourism Organization : WTOO  (Madrid)
WORLD TRADE World Trade Organization : WTO  (Geneva)

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