Cové is a city in the Zou Department of Benin. The commune covers an area of 525 square kilometres and as of 2012 had a population of 43,554 people.
Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or ?voodoo?) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600?1900. In Abomey, Dahomey's former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom?s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park offers safaris with elephants, hippos and lions.