Benin is a country of West Africa crossed by the river Niger, which count approximately 10 million inhabitants. It has for direct neighbors Togo, Nigeria, Niger and Burkina Faso. Its economic capital is Cotonou, and has a political system of presidential type. Benin is member of several international organizations, and possess a strong image of democratic country in all sub-Saharan Africa. The Beninese educable people are in constant increase, and has several universities at its disposal. The population is mostly young, and is of multi-confession at the religious point of view. The growth rate have been running for several years at around 5%, with a GDP of 5.2% for 2015. The port of Cotonou is one of the pivots of the Beninese economy. The second source of wealth is the coton, but the other main cultivated crops are: yam, cassava, maize, sorghum, paddy rice, fruit and vegetables. Breeding and fishing are also sources of revenues. Tourism represents 2.5% of the GDP, which is ranked as the fifth destination in West Africa. Its main assets are the beaches and the southern lake cities (Ganvié), wildlife parks in the North (Pendjari), Abomey and its royal palaces, Ouidah instead of memory of slavery and the birthplace of voodoo cult.