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. The departments that border Collines are Plateau, Borgou, Zou, and Donga.

The main ethnic groups in the department according to the National population census are Yoruba of the Nagot group at 46.8% and the Yoruba of the Idasha at 14.9% for a total of 61.7% to constitute the majority, the Yoruba group is followed by the Mahi at 25.7% or just over a quarter of the regional population, while the Fon represent 13% of the population.[2]

The département of Collines was created in 1999 when it was split off from Zou Department. Since 2008, the capital is Savalou.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Collines is subdivided into six communes, each centered at one of the principal towns:

Communes of Collines

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