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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 at the 2013 Census had a population of 57,490 people.[1][2]

Grand-Popo is located in Benin
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 6°17′N 1°50′E / 6.283°N 1.833°E / 6.283; 1.833Coordinates: 6°17′N 1°50′E / 6.283°N 1.833°E / 6.283; 1.833
Country Benin
DepartmentMono Department
 • Total112 sq mi (289 km2)
 (2013 Census)
 • Total57,490
 • Density520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

The town grew around the slave trade, but coastal erosion has now destroyed most of the old town.[3] 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, as well as the name of the iPad application creator Grand Popo LLC.[4]


  1. ^ "Grand-Popo". Atlas Monographique des Communes du Benin. Retrieved January 5, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ L’Institut National de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Economique (INSAE), Benin, 2013.
  3. ^ Butler, Stuart (2019) Bradt Travel Guide - Benin, pgs. 115-120
  4. ^ "Ordo Abchao". Retrieved April 21, 2012.

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