Abalak Department

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Abalak
Tabalak
Department
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Abalak Department location in the region
Coordinates: 15°27′08″N6°16′42″E / 15.45222°N 6.27833°E / 15.45222; 6.27833 Coordinates: 15°27′08″N6°16′42″E / 15.45222°N 6.27833°E / 15.45222; 6.27833
Country Flag of Niger.svg  Niger
Region Tahoua Region
Departmental Abalak
Area
  Total 77,445 km2 (29,902 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 112,273
Time zone GMT 1 (UTC+1)

Abalak is a department of the Tahoua Region in Niger. Its capital lies at the city of Abalak. As of 2011, the department had a total population of 112,273 people. [1]

Departments of Niger administrative territorial entity of Niger

The Regions of Niger are subdivided into 63 Departments. Before the devolution program on 1999-2005, these Departments were styled arrondissements. Confusingly, the next level up (Regions) had, before 2002-2005 been styled Departments. Prior to a revision in 2011, there had been 36 Departments. A draft law in August 2011 would expand that number to 63. Until 2010, Arrondissements remained a proposed subdivision of Departments, though none were used. The decentralisation process, begun in the 1995-1999 period replaced appointed Prefects at Departmental/Arrondisement level with elected councils, first elected in 1999. These were the first local elections held in the history of Niger. Officials elected at Commune level are then selected as representatives at Departmental, Regional, and National level councils and administration. The Ministry of Decentralisation was created to oversee this task, and to create a national consultative council of local officials.

Tahoua Region Region in Niger

Tahoua is one of eight administrative Regions in Niger. The capital of the region is the commune of Tahoua. The region covers 106,677 km². The Governor of Tahoua Region is Elhadj Mahamadou Zéti Maiga.

Niger republic in Western Africa

Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin to the southwest, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2 (490,000 sq mi), making it the largest country in West Africa. Over 80% of its land area lies in the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of about 21 million live mostly in clusters in the far south and west of the country. The capital city is Niamey, located in Niger's southwest corner.

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