Communes of Niger

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The Departments of Niger are subdivided into communes. As of 2005, in the seven Regions and one Capital Area, there were 36 départements, divided into 265 communes, 122 cantons and 81 groupements. [1] The latter two categories cover all areas not covered by Urban Communes (population over 10000) or Rural Communes (population under 10000), and are governed by the Department, whereas Communes have (since 1999) elected councils and mayors. Additional semi-autonomous sub-divisions include Sultanates, Provinces and Tribes (tribus). [2] The Nigerien government estimates there are an additional 17000 Villages administered by Rural Communes, while there are over 100 Quartiers (boroughs or neighborhoods) administered by Urban Communes. [3]

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The territorial reorganisation of Niger's local administration, known informally as the Decentralisation process, was carried out through a series of laws from 1998 - 2005. Most important are:

While often translated as "town", Nigerien communes are simply the third level administrative subdivision of the nation. These can be classified Urban or Rural communes, and while often identical in territory to the administrative unit of a town or city, all areas of the country fall within a commune. The communes are listed below, by Department.

Aguie Department

Arlit Department

Bilma Department

Bkonni Department

Boboye Department

Bouza Department

Dakoro Department

Diffa Department

Dogondoutchi Department

Dosso Department

Filingue Department

Gaya Department

Goure Department

Groumdji Department

Illela Department

Keita Department

Kollo Department

Loga Department

Madarounfa Department

Madaoua Department

Maine-soroa Department

Magaria Department

Maradi Department

Matameye Department

Mayahi Department

Mirriah Department

N'guigmi Department

Niamey

Communauté Urbaine de Niamey (CUN) includes five Urban Communes and 99 Quarters, each with elected representatives (délégués de commune) to the Council of the Communauté Urbaine de Niamey.

Ouallam Department

Say Department

Tahoua Department

Tanout Department

Six communes: [6]

Tchin-Tabaraden Department

Tchirozerine Department

Téra Department

Tessaoua Department

Tillaberi Department

Zinder Department

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References

  1. Loi n° 2002-014 du 11 JUIN 2002 portant création des communes et fixant le nom de leurs chefs-lieux [ permanent dead link ]. Includes list of 213 communes rurales and seats, 52 Communes urbaines and seats
  2. Loi 2001-23, Article 6, and
    POUR UN PROJET GLOBAL DE RECOMPOSITION DE L?ADMINISTRATION TERRITORIALE DE LA COMMUNAUTE URBAINE DE NIAMEY Archived 2007-10-12 at the Wayback Machine , Etude préparatoire élaborée à la suite de la mission de l?AIMF effectuée à Niamey entre le 17 et le 22 octobre 2004. Association Internationale des Maries Francophone. Section I.
    Loi n° 2002-016 du 11 JUIN 2002 Portant création des Communautés Urbaines de Maradi, Tahoua et Zinder [ permanent dead link ], REPUBLIQUE DU NIGER
  3. GOUVERNEMENT DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU NIGER. APPUI À LA MISE EN ŒUVRE DU NEPAD–PDDAA, TCP/NER/2908 (I) (NEPAD Ref. 05/24 F), Volume IV de VI : PROFIL DE PROJET D’INVESTISSEMENT BANCABLE, Programme national de développement des infrastructures rurales (PNDIR) [ permanent dead link ] Government of the Republic of Niger, 24 April 2005, hosted bt the FAO.
  4. REPUBLIQUE DU NIGER Loi n° 2002-017 du 11 JUIN 2002 déterminant le régime financier des Régions, des Départements et des Communes [ permanent dead link ].
  5. Loi n° 2002-014 du 11 JUIN 2002 portant création des communes et fixant le nom de leurs chefs-lieux [ permanent dead link ]. Includes list of 213 communes rurales and seats, 52 Communes urbaines and seats.
  6. "Annuaire Statistique du Niger 2006 - 2010: Population" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique du Niger. 2011. pp. 61–70, page 69.