in Mono Department, Benin

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
6.280 and 1.823 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 6° 16' 49" and E 1° 49' 21"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - XOF
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:19 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Porto-Novo
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:38 am and 6:35 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.542 and -172.516 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Atafu Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Benin in Western Africa

Safety Score: 4,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Benin.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Benin. Last Update: 2020-10-21 08:34:32

Delve into Grand-Popo

Grand-Popo in Mono Department with it's 9,847 habitants is a city located in Benin about 56 mi (or 90 km) west of Porto-Novo, the country's capital town.

Current time in Grand-Popo is now 11:19 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Porto-Novo with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 7 airports closer to Grand-Popo, of which two are larger airports. The closest airport in Benin is Cadjehoun Airport in a distance of 39 mi (or 63 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Benin is Royal Palaces of Abomey in a distance of 63 mi (or 102 km), North.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ouidah, Lokossa, Dogbo, Cotonou and Lome. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 84 °F

Morning Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 77%
Air Pressure 1012 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 29% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Thursday, 22nd of October 2020

28°C (83 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Friday, 23rd of October 2020

29°C (84 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Saturday, 24th of October 2020

28°C (83 °F)
26°C (80 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Cratérope brun Turdoides plebejus Brown Babbler

Published: February 25, 2010
Length: 52:29 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Alain Fossé

Attaqué par des fourmis (?), Grand Popo, Bénin.

Pririt à collier Platysteira cyanea Brown-throated Wattle-eye

Published: February 25, 2010
Length: 02:21 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Alain Fossé

Femelle à la sortie du "bain" sur une feuille de bananier, Grand Popo, Bénin.

Colombar à front nu Treron calvus African Green-Pigeon

Published: February 25, 2010
Length: 04:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Alain Fossé

Grand Popo, Bénin.

Benin Gran Popo La pesca con la sciabica.

Published: March 17, 2014
Length: 15:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: cesare linoto

Descrizione Un momento imprevisto e affascinante durante un nostro viaggio in Benin. Per pescare con la sciabica da spiaggia sono necessarie almeno una dozzina di persone. La rete e le reste...

Cool la vie africaine

Published: August 31, 2012
Length: 50:48 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: VideosDeMag


Published: December 04, 2007
Length: 33:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: nlucchetti

Asilo a Possotomè Benin Construito dall'associazione Di Mano In Mano di Parma Italy.

Ganvié au BENIN

Published: November 18, 2009
Length: 44:55 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Jean luc LIAN

Ganvié au Bénin. Durée : 6mn. Plus de 250 000 Béninois vivent sur le lac de Ganvié dans un village lagunaire datant du 18ème siècle. La Venise d'Afrique sur le lac nokoué. Ganvié...


Published: December 27, 2014
Length: 16:46 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Écritures de la Terre Lomé

Pôle Nord - Pôle Sud - Équateur / Direction du patrimoine culturel du Togo.

La célébration de la journée Internationale des Personnes Handicapés initiée le CPS

Published: December 12, 2018
Length: 23:58 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Djahou Sabin Oke

Les personnes handicapées étaient célébrées à Grand-popo. Une fête co-organisée par la Mairie de #Grandpopo et le Centre de Promotion Sociale. Reportage ...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


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.

Located at 6.28333, 1.83333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Communes of Benin, Arrondissements of Benin, Populated places in the Mono Department


Adjaha is an arrondissement in the Mono department of Benin. It is an administrative division under the jurisdiction of the commune of Grand-Popo. According to the population census conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique Benin on February 15, 2002, the arrondissement had a total population of 5,787.

Located at 6.31667, 1.83333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Mono Department, Arrondissements of Benin

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Grand-Popo.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Kpla, Great Popo, Ghola, Grand-Popo