People's Republic of Benin

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People's Republic of Benin

République populaire du Bénin
Anthem: L'Aube Nouvelle  (French)
The Dawn of a New Day
Location of Benin
CapitalPorto Novo
Common languagesFrench
GovernmentSocialist Republic
• 1975–1991
Mathieu Kérékou
Historical eraCold War
October 26, 1972
• Established
November 30, 1975
March 1, 1990
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
ISO 3166 codeBJ
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of Dahomey

The People's Republic of Benin was a socialist state in the Gulf of Guinea on the African continent. It became present-day Benin. The People's Republic was started on November 30, 1975, after the 1972 coup d'état in the Republic of Dahomey. It lasted until March 1, 1990, with a new constitution. The end of Marxism-Leninism in the nation was in 1989.[1][2][3]

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  1. Benin
  2. A short history of the People's Republic of Benin (1974 - 1990)
  3. "Constitution de la République du Bénin[[Category:Articles containing French-language text]]" [Constitution of the Republic of Benin] (PDF). Government of Benin. December 11, 1990. Retrieved June 23, 2012. Devenu République Populaire du Bénin le 30 Novembre 1975, puis République du Bénin le 1er mars 1990... URL–wikilink conflict (help)