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ID: 1000160
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Benin (nation)  Benin (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 09 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 9.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 15 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 2.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Much of the territory of modern Benin was an important native kingdom, Dahomey, at its height during the 17th-19th centuries. It was conquered by the French, who deposed its ruler and conquered Abomey in 1892. Later, the region was part of French West Africa from 1895. The official language is French, though local languages are also spoken, including Fon, Yoruba, Adja, Bariba, Somba and Aizo.

Names:
Bénin (preferred,C,V,French-P,U,N)  ............ since 1976
République du Bénin (C,V,O,French,U)
Bénin, République du (C,V,French,U,N)
République populaire du Bénin (C,V,French,U,N)
Bénin, République Populaire du (C,V,French,U,N)
Benin (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Benin (Spanish-P,U,N)
Benin, Republic of (C,V,English,U,N)
Republic of Benin (C,V,English,U,N)
República de Benin (C,V,Spanish,U)
Бенин (C,V,Russian-P,U)
Республика Бенин (C,V,Russian,U)
贝宁 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
贝宁共和国 (C,V,Chinese,U)
بنن (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً بنن (C,V,Arabic,U)
BEN (C,O,ISO3L)
BJ (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO204 (C,O,ISO3N)
BN00 (C,O,FIPS)
Beninese (C,O,English,U,A)
People's Republic of Benin (H,O,English,U,N)
Benin, People's Republic of (H,O,English,U,N)
Dahomey, Republic of (H,O)
Dahomey, République du (H,O,French,U,N)
Dahome (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Benin (nation)  ........  Benin (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
territory (H)  ............  French, 1946-1960
colony (H)  ............  French, 1894-1946
kingdom (H)  ............  17th century-1892

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Porto-Novo .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Benin, Ouémé) [7000397]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
BEN..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
Benin..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 571
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 565
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 71-72
..............  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-10
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
Bénin..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 89
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 310
Beninese..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 5
Benin, People's Republic of..........  [VP]
...............................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Benin, Republic of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 13 November 2007
Bénin, République du..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Bénin, République Populaire du..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
BJ..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
BN00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Dahome..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Dahomey, Republic of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
Dahomey, République du..........  [VP]
.........................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007
ISO204..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
People's Republic of Benin..........  [VP]
...............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764
República de Benin..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Republic of Benin..........  [VP]
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République du Bénin..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
République populaire du Bénin..........  [VP]
..................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 776
Бенин..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Республика Бенин..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
贝宁..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
贝宁共和国..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
بنن..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
جُهور ةً بنن..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 19 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1990) 571
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 565
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 71-72
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 764; 776
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 14 November 2007; accessed 13 November 2007
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 89
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-10
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 40
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 5
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 310
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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