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Culture of Benin

People in Benin speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Benin is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Benin is 0.7905. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 44.9% of Benin's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Benin. The rate of urbanization in Benin is considered to be 4. According to data on inbound tourists in Benin, 231,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Benin is called 'L'Aube Nouvelle', which in English means 'The Dawn of a New Day'. It was adopted in 1960. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Gilbert Jean Dagnon.

Fast food

Around 6% of the population of Benin are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Benin consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 54.6% beer, 21.7% wine, 7.2% distilled spirits, 16.5% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Benin is chicken on the spit.