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Flag of Benin

Benin celebrates National Day. The country announced its independence from France in 1960. Located on the western coast of Africa, Benin is about the size of the state of Pennsylvania. The geography is mostly flat with few low mountains. Many people survive on subsistence farming, and cotton is one the the country’s major exports.  Almost ten million people live in Benin, and Porto-Novo is the capital. Children can learn more at: Benin.

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