Bassar is a town in Bassar Prefecture, Kara Region in Togo, situated west of Kara. The town has a population of 64,888. Bassar was originally a centre for iron making. It now is known as the yam capital of Togo. Bassar is best known for producing the Labaco variety of yam which is the preferred type for making fufu, a staple of Togolese cuisine.