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Benin Population 2023

Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Benin in 2023 is 13,712,828 (1.37 Crore)

Estimated Population of  Benin in 2023  – 13.7 million

 Benin 2023 Population
Total Population13,712,828
Global Rank77
Land Area 114,305 sq.km ( 44,133 sq. mi)
Area Rank100
Pop. Density108 people/sq. km
Capital CityPorto-Novoa

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

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Religion in Benin

Benin is a religiously diverse country with no particular religion constituting the absolute majority of the population. Christianity is followed by 48.5%  of the population. More than half of all Christians in Benin are Roman Catholic. Other Christian groups include Baptists, Methodists, Assemblies of God, Pentecostals, Seventh-day Adventists, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), Jehovah’s Witnesses, Celestial Christians, Rosicrucians, the Unification Church.

Islam at 27.7% is the second-largest religion and Nearly all Muslims adhere to the Sunni Maliki branch of Islam.  The Shia population in Benin is estimated between one and twelve percent of the total Muslim population of Benin. Many nominal Muslims also practice traditional local religious beliefs

 Vodun African Traditional Religion is practiced by 11.6% of the population. Other religious groups in Benin include Eckankar and followers of the Baháʼí Faith.

Religion percentage in Benin 

  • Christian – 48.5%
  • Muslim – 27.7%
  • Vodun – 11.6%
  • Other / None – 12.2%

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Benin Demographics
Fertility Rate* 4.87
Infant mortality rate ** 54.1
Median Age  18.8 Years
Life Expectancy 62.84 years
Urban Population 48.4 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Benin by Population

#CityPopulation
1Cotonou679,012
2Porto-Novo264,320
3Parakou255,478
4Godomey253,262
5Abomey-Calavi117,824
6Djougou94,773
7Bohicon93,744
8Ekpè75,313
9Abomey67,885
10Nikki66,109
Population of Benin 2024 | Religion in Benin