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Le zou

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Le Zou est un département situé au centre du Bénin. Ce département a une superficie de 5243 km², une population de 599 954 habitants en 2002 et une densité de 114 hab/Km².

Comme atouts touristiques, au centre du pays, dans le Département du Zou, existent de nombreuses attractions touristiques : Abomey, capitale historique au passé glorieux, dont le musée qui conserve de nombreux souvenirs et des vestiges d’une valeur incomparable, est unique en Afrique Noire.

 Le musée situé dans l’enceinte même de l’ancien palais royal : Dans les salles d’exposition sont rassemblés des objets royaux : trônes et tabourets royaux bien sculptés, tentures brodées retraçant l’histoire du royaume ainsi que les noms forts de chacun des Rois, récades ou bâtons de commandement ornés de figures représentant une sentence royale, assens ou autels portatifs commémorant les ancêtres, bijoux royaux, sabres, armes diverses..., une géante statue de Mahou, l’Etre Suprême..., de vieux canons de guerre...

Au sein même de ce musée, comme pour perpétuer la tradition, des artisans fabriquent et vendent des tentures, des bronzes à la cire perdue, des nappes de coton et des statues en cuivre.

Les tisserands, famille Yemadjè, qui confectionnent des tapisseries aux motifs relatant les exploits des rois, les symboles royaux et les animaux fétiches de la famille royale ou les scènes de vie quotidiennes. Les forgerons et bijoutiers, famille Hountondji qui travaillent le cuivre et donnent aux silhouettes des objets, un véritable cachet artistique. Les sculpteurs de Gbanamé à 12 km de Cové qui fabriquent des masques rituels, des tables, des fauteuils à la renommée internationale ; la place historique de Goho et la statue de Béhanzin, etc.

Le département du Zou comprend 9 communes : Abomey,Agbangnizoun, Bohicon, Covè, 

Djidja, Ouinhi, Zagnanado, Za-Kpota, Zogbodomey.

Contacts de la Préfecture :
BP 33 Abomey
Tel : (+229) 22 50 02 05 / 22 50 19 06
Fax : (+229) 22 50 19 06
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