Yearbook 1996

Benin. Benin elected president March 18. Former dictator General Mathieu Kérékou received 52% of the vote and won the election. Nicéphore Soglo, who has led the country since 1991, found it difficult to accept the loss of elections and considered that there was electoral fraud. Not until April 2 did he admit defeat, and a few days later the new government could be presented.

  • ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG: What does BN stand for? In the field of geography, this two letter acronym means Benin. Check this to see its other meanings in English and other 35 languages.

In May, the country got a Swedish ambassador, Bo Wilén, who is already an ambassador to the Ivory Coast, Togo and Burkina Faso.

Population 1996

According to, the population of Benin in 1996 was 5,905,447, ranking number 95 in the world. The population growth rate was 3.470% yearly, and the population density was 52.3728 people per km2.

Benin Population Distribution by Age