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Benin*

General Country Information
Capital: Porto-Novo
Population: 9,056,010 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Multi-party Democracy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 159,000 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 3.625 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 1,755 (2009)
Internet users: 160,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.19
World Rank 2005/2006: 146

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Equilibre Bénin
Carré 174 Atinkanmè Cotonou - 01 BP 428 COTONOU
Benin
http://equilibrebenin.org
Email: equilibrebenin@yahoo.fr  
Tel: +229-2131-2003 / 971622

Association Béninoise pour Handicapés Mentaux
05 B.P. 9173
Cotonou
Benin
Email: selonmi@yahoo.fr
Tel: +229-3316-75

Association Nationale des Sourds du Bénin
01 B.P. 2859
Cotonou
Benin
Email: vicossou22@yahoo.fr
Tel: +229-33-0334
Fax: +229-31-2920

Association pour la Promotion et l'Integration Sociale des Aveugles et Amblyopes du Bénin (A.P.I.S.A.A.B)
01 B.P. 540 Recette Principale
Cotonou
Benin
http://apisaab.benin.online.fr
Email: ayilo2002@yahoo.fr
Tel: +229-33-17-47
Fax: +229-32-68-84

Fédération des Associations des Personnes Handicapées du Bénin - DPI National Assembly
Madame Claudine Daïzo
French B.P. 540,
Cotonou
Benin
Email: daizo_cl@yahoo.fr
Tel: +229-33-09-27
Fax: +229-33-03-19

Organisation des Femmes Handicapées du Bénin
B.P. 384
Cotonou
Benin
Email: orfeaf@yahoo.fr
Tel: +229-3019-34 / 351783
Fax: +229-3517-83