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    Benin Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo


      Geographic coordinates: 9 30 N, 2 15 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 112,620 sq km
      water: 2,000 sq km
      land: 110,620 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Pennsylvania


      Land boundaries: total: 1,989 km
      border countries: Burkina Faso 306 km, Niger 266 km, Nigeria 773 km, Togo 644 km


      Coastline: 121 km


      Maritime claims: territorial sea: 200 NM


      Climate: tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north


      Terrain: mostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Sokbaro 658 m


      Natural resources: small offshore oil deposits, limestone, marble, timber


      Land use: arable land: 15.28%
      permanent crops: 1.36%
      other: 83.36% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 120 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: hot, dry, dusty harmattan wind may affect north from December to March


      Environment - current issues: inadequate supplies of potable water; poaching threatens wildlife populations; deforestation; desertification


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: sandbanks create difficult access to a coast with no natural harbors, river mouths, or islands


      NOTE: The information regarding Benin on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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