Benin, officially the Republic of Benin and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city, and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometers and its population in 2016 was estimated to be approximately 10.87 million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, with substantial employment and income arising from subsistence farming.
Benin's primary education enrollment rate is ranked 67th in the world, with a 95.9% of children enrolled in school. However, the number significantly drops to 56.8% enrollment in higher education. The quality of the education system is currently ranked 126th, with internet access in schools ranked at 127th.
In Benin, most serious epidemic diseases have been brought under control by mobile health units and other facilities. The government of Benin has set goals of expanding its health care system. HIV and AIDS prevelence is ranked 106th in the world, with malaria incidence ranked 67th.
Benin has a poor global ranking in technological readiness. With 12% of the population having access, Benin is ranked 128th in the world for internet users and 136th for mobile broadband subscriptions. It is also ranked 124th for access to the latest technologies.
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