Benin got its name from an ancient Empire called Benin. Benin is a long narrow country with a short coastline on the gulf of Guinea. The capital city is Porto-Novo and their currency is CFA franc. The country occupies a total area of 114,763 km and lies between latitudes 6° and 13°N, and longitudes 0° and 4°E. Every year the fishermen catch about 39,000 tons of fish along the coast of Benin. The approximate population of Benin is 10,879,829. Betamaribe or Somba is one of the first ethnic groups to settle in Benin. The main languages are French, Fon, Bariba, Yoruba, Adja, Fulani. The largest city of Benin is Cotonou.