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Benin: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo
Geographic Coordinates9 30 N, 2 15 E 9.5,2.25
Area total: 112,622 sq km
land: 110,622 sq km
water: 2,000 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 112622
DBpedia: 112622
Geoname: 112620
Infoplease: 112620
Britannica: 114763
Wolfram: 112622

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Land boundariestotal: 2,123 km
border countries: Burkina Faso 386 km, Niger 277 km, Nigeria 809 km, Togo 651 km
Coastline121 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mont Sokbaro 658 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains
Natural Hazardshot, dry, dusty harmattan wind may affect north from December to March
Natural Resourcesmall offshore oil deposits, limestone, marble, timber
Land Usearable land: 22.48%
permanent crops: 2.61%
other: 74.9% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
Irrigated Land230.4 sq km (2008)
Renewable Water Resources26.39 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesinadequate supplies of potable water; poaching threatens wildlife populations; deforestation; desertification
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Cotonou; Abomey-Calavi; Porto Novo; Djougou; Parakou
According to Geonames: Cotonou; Abomey-Calavi; Djougou; Porto-Novo; Parakou

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Important Cities
Geography-notesandbanks create difficult access to a coast with no natural harbors, river mouths, or islands