Geography in Benin

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Geography in Benin


The continent: Africa
  
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Area in Benin


Surface area

114 760 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 101 in the world of 233 (57,08%); 38 in Africa from 56 (33,93%)

Land area

112 760 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 98 in the world of 230 (57,83%); 35 in Africa from 54 (37,04%)

Territorial waters

2 000 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 92 in the world of 153 (40,52%); 28 in Africa from 40 (32,50%)

Land use in Benin


Land area

112 760 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 98 in the world of 230 (57,83%); 35 in Africa from 54 (37,04%)

Agricultural land

33,26 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 117 in the world of 208 (44,23%); 39 in Africa from 53 (28,30%)
8,27 % (1,65 % annual) ↘
min: 12,79; max: 33,26; max-min: 20,47 (61,55%); mid: 23,02;
10,23 (30,77%)
37 500 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 98 in the world of 209 (53,59%); 39 in Africa from 54 (29,63%)
8,27 % (1,65 % annual) ↘
min: 14 420; max: 37 500; max-min: 23 080 (61,55%); mid: 25 960;
11 540 (30,77%)
0,345 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 111 in the world of 207 (46,86%); 40 in Africa from 52 (25%)
4,95 % (0,990 % annual) ↗
min: 0,345; max: 0,594; max-min: 0,249 (41,97%); mid: 0,469;
-0,125 (-36,16%)

Arable land

23,94 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 42 in the world of 206 (80,10%); 10 in Africa from 53 (83,02%)
5,93 % (1,19 % annual) ↘
min: 8,16; max: 24,39; max-min: 16,23 (66,55%); mid: 16,27;
7,67 (32,04%)
27 000 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 206 (66,99%); 27 in Africa from 53 (50,94%)
5,93 % (1,19 % annual) ↘
min: 9 000; max: 27 000; max-min: 18 000 (66,67%); mid: 18 000;
9 000 (33,33%)
0,248 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 50 in the world of 206 (76,21%); 14 in Africa from 53 (75,47%)
7,63 % (1,53 % annual) ↗
min: 0,248; max: 0,420; max-min: 0,172 (40,89%); mid: 0,334;
-0,086 (-34,59%)

Forest area

38,23 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 80 in the world of 205 (61,46%); 18 in Africa from 53 (67,92%)
5,80 % (1,16 % annual) ↗
min: 38,23; max: 51,09; max-min: 12,86 (25,17%); mid: 44,66;
-6,43 (-16,82%)
43 110 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 76 in the world of 206 (63,59%); 29 in Africa from 54 (48,15%)
5,80 % (1,16 % annual) ↗
min: 43 110; max: 57 610; max-min: 14 500 (25,17%); mid: 50 360;
-7 250 (-16,82%)
0,396 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 86 in the world of 204 (58,33%); 25 in Africa from 52 (53,85%)
21,04 % (4,21 % annual) ↗
min: 0,396; max: 1,15; max-min: 0,756 (65,60%); mid: 0,774;
-0,378 (-95,36%)

Terrestrial protected areas

28,07 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 37 in the world of 204 (82,35%); 9 in Africa from 53 (84,91%)
3,11 % (0,623 % annual) ↘
min: 23,81; max: 28,07; max-min: 4,26 (15,18%); mid: 25,94;
2,13 (7,59%)
31 898 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 75 in the world of 202 (63,37%); 29 in Africa from 51 (45,10%)
0,0002600 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 84 in the world of 202 (58,91%); 14 in Africa from 51 (74,51%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Benin


Length of land borders

2 123 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 87 in the world of 166 (48,19%); 35 in Africa from 49 (30,61%)

Number of Neighbors

4 [?] (2015)
(descending): 61 in the world of 164 (63,41%); 23 in Africa from 49 (55,10%)

Coastline

121 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 156 in the world of 191 (18,85%); 36 in Africa from 40 (12,50%)

Elevation in Benin


mean elevation

273 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 120 in the world of 163 (26,99%); 39 in Africa from 48 (20,83%)

highest point

658 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 182 in the world of 232 (21,98%); 53 in Africa from 56 (7,14%)

Main parameters in Benin


Population

10 879 829 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 81 in the world of 233 (65,67%); 31 in Africa from 56 (46,43%)
12,59 % (2,52 % annual) ↘
min: 2 431 620; max: 10 879 829; max-min: 8 448 209 (77,65%); mid: 6 655 725;
4 224 105 (38,83%)

Surface area

114 760 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 101 in the world of 233 (57,08%); 38 in Africa from 56 (33,93%)

Population density

96,49 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 111 in the world of 230 (52,17%); 16 in Africa from 54 (72,22%)
12,59 % (2,52 % annual) ↘
min: 21,87; max: 96,49; max-min: 74,62 (77,33%); mid: 59,18;
37,31 (38,67%)

Population growth rate

2,62 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 30 in the world of 216 (86,57%); 21 in Africa from 54 (62,96%)
9,45 % (1,89 % annual) ↗
min: 1,30; max: 3,73; max-min: 2,42 (64,98%); mid: 2,52;
0,104 (3,98%)

Surface area

1,05 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 111 in the world of 233 (52,79%); 15 in Africa from 56 (75%)
14,41 % (2,88 % annual) ↗
min: 1,05; max: 4,73; max-min: 3,67 (77,68%); mid: 2,89;
-1,84 (-173,98%)