Collines Department

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Collines
Department
Map highlighting the Collines Department
Map highlighting the Collines Department
Coordinates: 7°56′00″N 1°58′00″E / 7.93333°N 1.96667°E / 7.93333; 1.96667Coordinates: 7°56′00″N 1°58′00″E / 7.93333°N 1.96667°E / 7.93333; 1.96667
Country  Benin
Capital Savalou (TBA)
Area[1]
 • Total 13,931 km2 (5,379 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 716,558
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Collines is one of the twelve departments of Benin. Collines was created in 1999 after the Benin government split up the former six departments of Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Mono, Oueme and Zou into twelve. Collines was split from Zou. Since 2008, the capital is Savalou. The departments that border Collines are Plateau, Borgou, Zou, and Donga.

Collines is divided into the communes of Bantè, Dassa-Zoumè, Glazoué, Ouèssè, Savalou, and Savé.

Communes of Collines

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benin at geohive.com