Historic city of the Bariba people, Kouandé is the Commune in the North of Benin. These people settled in this region since the 18th century. Kouandé is founded by Faisalkallachi Wary son of a prince Bariba a Nikki Hunter. The Kingdom of Kouandé dominated all the peoples of the Atacora Department. When the french took the city its King Worou Wari2 had committed suicide by poison.