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Country Benin
DepartmentCollines Department
 • Total661 sq mi (1,711 km2)
 • Total93,967
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Dassa-Zoumé, often shortened to Dassa, is a city in Benin, on the Cotonou to Parakou railway and the main north-south highway. The commune covers an area of 1711 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 93,967 people.[1][2]

The city is known as a place of pilgrimage, the Virgin Mary said to have appeared in La Grotte Marial Notre Dame d'Arigbo, around which a basilica has since been built, containing several shrines. The city is also known for its surrounding forests.


  1. "Dassa-Zoumé". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
  2. "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.

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Coordinates: 07°45′N 02°11′E / 7.750°N 2.183°E / 7.750; 2.183

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