Dassa-Zoumé

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Dassa-Zoumé
Commune and city
Dassa-Zoumé is located in Benin
Dassa-Zoumé
Dassa-Zoumé
Location in Benin
Coordinates: 07°45′00″N 02°11′00″E / 7.75000°N 2.18333°E / 7.75000; 2.18333
Country  Benin
Department Collines Department
Area
 • Total 661 sq mi (1,711 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Total 93,967
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

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.

Jama'at Islamique Ahmadiyya Benin has built its central Mosque (Mosquee Moubarqiue) here in 2010. It is a beautiful mosque with a tall 18 meters minaret just out side the city on main road towards Parakou.

References[edit]

  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