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Dahomey, located on the south side of the West African Bulge between Togo and Nigeria, was a part of the federation of French West Africa 1904-1958. Became an autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958, and an independent republic in 1960. Renamed Benin in 1975. It is a member of the monetary union of West African States. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Benin.




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