Aguie Department

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Aguie
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Aguie Department location in the region
Country Flag of Niger.svg Niger
Region Maradi Region
Population
 (2011)
  Total386,197
Time zone UTC+1 (GMT 1)

Aguie is a department of the Maradi Region in Niger. Its capital lies at the city of Aguie. Among the commune subdivisions within the Department are the "Rural Communes" of Saé Saboua, Arnagou and Giratawa. Nearby villages include Dan Kiri, Dan Gao, Gamji Karama, Dan Rago, Doromawa, Guidan Tonio, and Guidan Kodao.

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Population

As of 2011, the department had a total population of 386,197 people. [1] A primarily Hausa populated region, it is bordered to the south by Katsina State, Nigeria. This is following a partial UN funded development census of the region from 2005. [2] The Maradi Region is one of the most densely populated areas of Niger, home to 20 per cent of the country’s population, most of whom are small farmers in rural settlements. [3]

Transport

Aguié lies on the main east-west highway between Maradi and Zinder. [4] It is also 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the city of Katsina, Nigeria, in an area of much cross-border trade and population movement. [5] [6]

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References

  1. "Annuaires_Statistiques" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique . Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. Villagers and aid workers alike benefit from census project in Niger, IFAD/United Nations, August 2007.
  3. See "Villagers and aid workers alike benefit from census project in Niger", IFAD/United Nations, August 2007.
  4. Friends of Niger Archived July 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine , March 2002 newsletter.
  5. Decalo, Samuel (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Niger (3rd ed.). Boston & Folkestone: Scarecrow Press. ISBN   0-8108-3136-8.
  6. For history of the Hausa border regions, see:
    • James Decalo. Historical Dictionary of Niger. Scarecrow Press/ Metuchen. NJ - London (1979) ISBN   0-8108-1229-0
    • Finn Fuglestad. A History of Niger: 1850-1960. Cambridge University Press (1983) ISBN   0-521-25268-7

Coordinates: 13°30′12″N7°46′37″E / 13.50333°N 7.77694°E / 13.50333; 7.77694