|• Total||112 sq mi (289 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+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.
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 Finnish – African 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.
- ↑ "Grand-Popo". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
- ↑ "Communes of Benin". Statoids. Retrieved January 5, 2010.
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Coordinates: 6°17′N 1°50′E / 6.283°N 1.833°E
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