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|Chamaeleo Chamaeleo gracilis
|Chamaeleo Chamaeleo senegalensis
from CIA World Fact Book
|avg. temperature in January
||68+ degrees F.
|avg. temperature in July
||68 to 86 degrees F.
sea level to 2083 ft avg
Tropical; hot and humid in south; semiarid (quite dry) in north. Overall, the
dry season runs from November to April, and a rainy season from the end of April
through September. The mean temperature is near 80 degrees.
From a narrow and somewhat sandy coastal area, the marshy land
and lagoons of the south rise into the La Terre de Barre Plateau, consisting of
a wooded savannah that continues on into the foot hills of the Atakora Mountains
of the northwest, a branch of the Togo Mountains. From there, the land slopes
down into a broad plain, and on to the Niger River valley of the far northeast.
The Niger and Oueme are the country's major rivers.
Highest Point: Mt. Sokbaro (658 m) (2,158 ft)
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean, sea level
Natural hazards for Benin include the hot, dry, dusty
harmattan wind. This may
affect the northern part of the country from December to March.
Some environmental issues for Benin, in western Africa, are: deforestation;
desertification; inadequate supplies of potable water. As well as these land and
water issues, the country’s wildlife populations are threatened by poaching.
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