Bénin

Population

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Les profils de pays ont pour objet de compléter la présentation des Églises avec quelques informations générales et d’esquisser le contexte dans lequel elles vivent. Il convient de les lire en conjonction avec les profils des Églises du pays correspondant.

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7103140
Superficie:112600 km2
Capitale:Cotonou
PIB par habitant:440 US$
Classification:Pays les moins avancés
Langues:

Français

Religions:

Traditionnelle africaine: 42.00%

Chrétien: 38.00%

Musulman: 20.00%

Christianisme:

Catholiques: 1750000

Protestants: 621200

Indépendants: 333930

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The Benin of today was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century on what was known as the Slave Coast, one of the primary supply centres of slaves to the European traders. In 1872 Dahomey became part of French West Africa and the Republic of Benin achieved independence in 1960. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the establishment of a government based on Marxist principles. Multi-party democracy was introduced in 1991. The economy of Benin is still largely based on subsistence agriculture. As in most former French colonies, the Catholic Church is the majority church. The Protestant Methodist Church is a member of the WCC. The largest Protestant denomination is the Assemblies of God, and there are several other sizeable Pentecostal and Evangelical churches. A Council of Protestant Evangelical Churches has been in existence, but was no longer functioning in 2005. The Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions, another grouping, is affiliated with the WEA.

 

Organisations et Conseils oecuméniques

    Membres du COE basés en Bénin

    Membres du COE présents en Bénin

    Note: La liste des Eglises présentes dans chaque pays est encore en développement.

    Mise a jour: 01/01/2006