People's Republic of Benin

The People's Republic of Benin (French: République populaire du Bénin; sometimes translated as Benin Popular Republic or Popular Republic of Benin) was a socialist state located in the Gulf of Guinea on the African continent, which would become present-day Benin. The People's Republic was established on 30 November 1975, after the 1972 coup d'état in the Republic of Dahomey. It effectively lasted until 1 March 1990, with the adoption of a new constitution, and the abolition of Marxism–Leninism in the nation in 1989.[1][2][3]

People's Republic of Benin
République populaire du Bénin
Motto: Prolétaires de tous les pays, unissez-vous!
"Proletarians of all countries, unite!"
L'Aube Nouvelle  (French)
The Dawn of a New Day
Common languagesFrench, Yoruba, Fon
GovernmentUnitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state
Mathieu Kérékou
Historical eraCold War
26 October 1972
30 November 1975
1 March 1990
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Calling code229
ISO 3166 codeBJ
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of Dahomey