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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
Capital Porto Novo
Common languages French
Government Socialist Republic
• 1975–1991
Mathieu Kérékou
Historical era Cold War
October 26, 1972
• Established
November 30, 1975
March 1, 1990
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
ISO 3166 code BJ
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.

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