Ouallam Department

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Ouallam
Department
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Ouallam Department location in the region
Country Flag of Niger.svg Niger
Region Tillabéri Region
DepartmentalOuallam
Area
  Total22,093 km2 (8,530 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
  Total383,632
Time zone UTC+1 (GMT 1)

Ouallam is a department of the Tillabéri Region in Niger. Its capital lies at the city of Oullam, which is designated an Urban Commune. The department also includes the Rural Communes of Simiri and Tondikiwindi, as well as the towns of Bani Bangou and Dingazi. As of 2011, the department had a total population of 383,632 people. [1]

Oullam department covers the historical region of the Zarmaganda plateau, and is one of the traditional homes of the Djerma people. The population remains largely Djerma with semi- nomadic Tuareg communities.

Intercommunal violence

In late 2008, the nearby village of Siwili was the scene of intercommunal violence, purportedly over accusations of the theft of domesticated animals. [2]

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The village has about 70-75 huts/dwellings, irregularly clustered. There are no roads, just trails that connect to nearby villages such as Soufaré, Tiloa, Diéno Koara, Tongo Tongo, Sinka Koira, Gollo, Gouré Tondi and Kokorobé Koukou .
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References

  1. "Annuaires_Statistiques" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique . Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. 12 killed in Niger clashes [ permanent dead link ], News 24 (South Africa) 30 September 2008

Coordinates: 14°19′07″N2°05′11″E / 14.31861°N 2.08639°E / 14.31861; 2.08639