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    Benin Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Nigeria and Togo

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 9 30 N, 2 15 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Africa

      Area:
      total: 112,620 sq km
      land: 110,620 sq km
      water: 2,000 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than Pennsylvania

      Fronteras:
      total: 1,989 km
      border countries: Burkina Faso 306 km, Niger 266 km, Nigeria 773 km, Togo 644 km

      Costa: 121 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      territorial sea: 200 nm

      Clima: tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north

      Terreno: mostly flat to undulating plain; some hills and low mountains

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Sokbaro 658 m

      Recursos Naturales: small offshore oil deposits, limestone, marble, timber

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 13%
      permanent crops: 4%
      permanent pastures: 4%
      forests and woodland: 31%
      other: 48% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 100 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: hot, dry, dusty harmattan wind may affect north in winter

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: recent droughts have severely affected marginal agriculture in north; inadequate supplies of potable water; poaching threatens wildlife populations; deforestation; desertification

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Nota - geograf�a: no natural harbors

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