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1.  Benin CIA Factbook  [By CIA THE WORLD FACTBOOK]Religions:
Catholic 27.1%, Muslim 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, Protestant 10.4% (Celestial 5%, Methodist 3.2%, other Protestant 2.2%), other Christian 5.3%, other 15.5% (2002 census)

9,598,787 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 90
note:estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected


2.  270 embrace Islam in Benin
[by International Islamic News Agency(IINA)]

Cotonou, September 4, 2001 (IINA) – A total of 270 people in the Lulu village in Benin’s Kandi region have embraced Islam. They included the head of the village and five Christians. Most of the people in the Lulu village have been idol worshippers. Thanks to the efforts of the African Muslim Committee, many of these people have reverted to Islam.