Location is a partícular place or position
Benin relative location is in West Africa by Togo.
Some cultural groups that are found in Benin are Yoruba, Fon, Bariba, Somba, Aja, and many more.
Yoruba people- an ethnic group of Southwestern and North Central Nigeria as well as Southern and Central Benin, together known as Yorubaland.
Fon people- are a major West African ethnic and linguistic group.
Bariba people- are the principal inhabitants of Borgou Department, Benin, and cofounders of the Borgu kingdom of what is now northeast Benin.
In Benin the the religion is about 30% of the population are nominally Christian, with a majority belonging to the Roman Catholic church. Other denominations include Methodists, Baptist, Assembly of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Voodoo.
This video will explain what Voodoo is and how they celebrate it.
The holidays that are important in Benin are New Years, Prophets birthday, and Independence Day.
New Years- January 1. New Year’s tends to be a bigger affair than Christmas in Benin. People will generally gather together with family and friends to cook a big meal, eat and drink and tell stories for hours on end.
Prophets Birthday- It’s a celebration surrounding the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Mawlid is celebrated in most Muslim countries as well as countries where there is a large Muslim. Many people pray throughout the day.
Independence Day- August 1. This day commemorates Benin’s independence from France in 1960. The entire country e celebrates, with decorations and music everywhere. The flag is hung from businesses and homes, the national anthem is sung,
This video will show you haw people in Benin celebrate Independence Day.
The traditional dress for Beninese men is loose, long and is having boubou style cotton shirts over pants. In the formal versions, the embroidered boubou is also becoming popular with both men and women.
The type of government that Benin has is a Republic. Rule by a form of government in which the people, or some significant portion of them, have supreme control over the government and where offices of state are elected or chosen by elected people.
Interesting facts about Benin government:
1. Benin was the first African country to successfully complete the transition from dictatorship to a pluralistic political system.
2. Declared mentally and physically fit by three doctors.
3. The Beninese government is a Republic with 83 members in its legislature.
Human-Enviroment Interaction is the relationship between people and their environment.
Environmental problems that exist in Benin are inadequate supplies of potable water; poaching threatens wildlife populations; deforestation; desertification and pollution.
Solutions that have been offered is to watch where you put your trash, don't cut down so many trees, don't kill so many animals because you need food.
This video will show you how African Elephants are endangered.
There are a lot of endangered species in Benin. Some of the endangered species are African Elephant, African Lion, African Gray Parrot, African Mahogany, Afzelia and many more.
These animals are endangered because lost of habitat, over hunting, climate change, and pollution.
Region is an area of land that has common features.
Population in Benin- 10.32 million
Population density- 96.49 (2015)
Area in square miles- 44,310 mi²
Per capital GDP- 804.69 USD (2013)
Literacy rate- 42.2%
Life expectancy for males- 59.12 years
Life expectancy for females- 59.12 years
Climate region in Benin is tropical, hot, humid in the south and semiarid in the north. Benin is the tropical zone.
Movement is moving things like people and goods
The national flag of Benin is a flag is two horizontal yellow and red bands on the fly side and a green vertical band at the hoist. The flag was adopted on November 16, 1959. The green flag remained in place until 1990, when economic problems and the weakening of the Soviet Union's power due to the Revolutions of 1989 culminated in the collapse of the People's Republic of Benin.
The country gained its independence from France in 1960. Before they gained independence, the area that is now the Republic of Benin was divided largely between two coastal kingdoms, Dahomey and Porto-Novo, and a large area of various tribes in the north.
Five west African countries ban 'dirty diesel' from Europe. Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast to block imports from oil companies and traders of diesel with sulphur levels many times European limit. Allowing traders and companies accomplish weak standards to export cheap, dirty fuels in a process that Public Eye said was maximising profits at the expense of African’s health.
Ban on vehicle imported increases unemployment rate.
This video is about how Europe is giving African countries.
Life of a High School Resident
Teenagers in Benin go to school like everyone else in the world does. Most teenagers have after school jobs like helping there parents and working at farms to grow crops. Many teens will help around the house. A lot of teens in Benin like to hum to music. Also teen in Benin go to church school.