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Grand-Popo
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Country Benin
DepartmentMono Department
Area
 • Total112 sq mi (289 km2)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total40,335
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Grand-Popo is a town, arrondissement, and commune in the Mono Department of south-western Benin. The commune covers an area of 289 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a population of 40,335 people.[1][2]

The Finno-African culture centre Villa Karo has been situated in Grand-Popo since 1999.

It grew around the slave trade, but coastal erosion has now destroyed most of the old town. The town is now a centre for voodoo and home to a FinnishAfrican cultural centre, Villa Karo. The town’s main industry is fishing.

The town inspired the name of the French electronic music duo Grand Popo Football Club.

References

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

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