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Porto-Novo
republic
112620 km2
8532547 (July 2008 est.) / 75/km2
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$ 1500 (2007 est.)
0.437 (2005)
French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north)
Christian 42.8% (Catholic 27.1%, Celestial 5%, Methodist 3.2%, other Protestant 2.2%, other 5.3%), Muslim 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, other 15.5% (2002 census)
tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north
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