A: Benin lies on the geographical coordinates of 9° 30' 0" N, 2° 15' 0" E.
Latitude and Longitude of Benin in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||9.5||2.25|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||9° 30' 0" N||2° 15' 0" E|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:1050220.4757622834 Easting:417678.58558423433 Zone:31P|
More detail about Benin
Benin - Surviving to thrive
Benin is a sub-Saharan African country. The nation hasn't made much progress regards with education and scientific development. There is a huge challenge faced by the government to increase literacy rates. The ratio of literacy was very low initially and even the ratio of boys getting enrolled in schools was double of girls.
Government took initiatives to encourage girls to join schools as well. Now, recently the percentage of school attendance has increased significantly. There is also a university which offers various courses in agriculture, medicine, liberal arts, science, law, politics and economics. The language for learning is French in schools and universities.
Benin consists of people from different tribes living in harmony. They have not much to work for except agriculture which is their main source of income. The cash crops are processed through intensive processing industries which have been set up by the government to offer employment to the people.
Efforts have been made in recent years to promote tourism.
Child labor is a huge problem in this country. There is a huge amount of illegal child trafficking which has been taking place and efforts have been made to thwart the practice.
The health care is very poor in this country. There are not sufficient health centers around. Efforts have been made to eradicate malnutrition and provide the people with safe and clean drinking water. The infant mortality rate was very high in the late nineties. Authorities are making efforts to improve facilities for health care.
The country is rich with music, arts and literature. The reggae and hip-hop, and rock and fusion have also made their invasions into the culture.
Many authors, playwrights and poets have enriched the culture of Benin and made their nation proud.
Benin needs a lot of skilled workforce and they have opened up job vacancies for people from different parts of the globe.