is a city and commune in north western Benin. It is about
50 km from Benin's Pendjari National Park, where tourists can see West
African wildlife during the months of December through June. The Falls of
Tanougou and great mud castles of the Betammaribe known as Tata Somba
are all within an hour or two of the town by car.
The commune covers an area of 3045 square kilometres and as of 2002 had a
population of 75,620 people