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For other uses, see Savi (disambiguation).

Savi was the capital of the Kingdom of Whydah prior to its capture by the forces of Dahomey in 1727.

Prior to the conquest of the city it had a circumference of about four miles. There were British East India Company, Dutch West India Company, French East India Company and a Portuguese trading compound in the city, adjacent to the Royal Palace.

Overall the city was very populous and filled with throngs of people.


  • Ross, David. "Robert Norris, Agaja, and the Dahomean Conquest of Allada and Whydah" in History in Africa, 16 (1989), 311-324.
  • Harms, Robert. The Diligent: A Journey through the Worlds of the Slave Trade. New York: Basic Books, 2002. p. 155-156.

Coordinates: 6°25′N 2°06′E / 6.417°N 2.100°E / 6.417; 2.100