Church Information

STATUS: Nationalized Work

CHURCHES: 85 Churches

CONSTITUENTS: 7,200

UPCI MISSIONARIES:
     Career Missionaries Mike & Danan Benson

BENIN – Country Information

Population:
Benin has a population of 12,900,000 as of 2020.

Size:
112,623 sq km / 43,484 sq mi (slightly larger than Virginia)

Capital City:
The official capital city is Porto-Novo, but Cotonou is the administrative capital and the largest city.

Ethnic Groups:
38.4% Fon
15.1% Adja
12% Yoruba
9.6% Bariba
8.6% Fulani
6.1% Ottamari
4.3% Yoa-Lokpa
2.9% Deni 

Religion:
27.7% Muslim
25.5% Roman Catholic
13.5% Protestant
11.6% Vodoun (Traditional beliefs)
9.5% Other Christian
11% Other / Nonreligious

Languages:
French

There are many tribal languages that are widely spoken. Fon and Yoruba are the most common tribal languages.

Geography:
Benin is a small slender nation on the west coast of Africa with 75 miles of coastland. It consists of coastal flat lands, tidal marshes, plateaus, and lagoons.

Economy:
Benin is one of the poorest nations in the world. Half of the population is employed by the service industry and agriculture makes up just a little over of the quarter of the economy.

Interesting Fact:
Before colonial rule, Benin was the territory of powerful and independent kingdoms.

Important Facts:
The territory of Benin began trading with European nations in 1533 up until the 19th century when France gained control of Benin, eventually becoming an overseas territory of France in 1946. Benin gained their independence on August 1, 1960.

Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from nationsonline.org.

PRAISE & REVIVAL REPORTS – August 2020

GABON We praise the Lord that He has blessed us to be able to finish construction of the Bible School. LIBERIA We praise the Lord  He is still saving souls in the mist of this pandemic of COVID - 19. Fifty-two (52) people were baptized and forty-three (43) people...
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