Tahoua Region

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Tahoua
Tahoua in Niger.svg
Location within Niger
Coordinates: 14°53′N5°16′E / 14.883°N 5.267°E / 14.883; 5.267 Coordinates: 14°53′N5°16′E / 14.883°N 5.267°E / 14.883; 5.267
Country Flag of Niger.svg  Niger
Capital Tahoua
Area
  Total106,677 km2 (41,188 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 [1] )
  Total2,741,922
  Density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (West Africa Time)
HDI (2017)0.313 [2]
low

Tahoua is one of eight Regions of Niger. The capital of the region is the commune of Tahoua. The region covers 106,677 km².

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Geography

Tahoua borders Agadez Region to the northeast, Maradi Region to the southeast, Nigeria's Sokoto State to the south, and Mali (Gao and Kidal regions), Dosso Region and Tillabéri Region to the west. Much of the region lies with the Sahel, merging into the Sahara desert in the north.

Settlements

Tahoua is the regional capital; other major settlements include Abalak, Bagaroua, Birni-N'Konni, Bouza, Illela, Keita, Madaoua and Tchintabaraden. [3]

Administrative subdivisions

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Departments of Tahoua

Tahoua is divided into 12 Departments:

Demographics

As of 2011 the population of Tahoua Region was 2,741,922. [4] The main ethnolinguistic groups are the Fulani, Hausa and Tuareg; the Tagdal language, thought to be a mixed Songhay-Tuareg language, is also spoken. [5]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1977993,615    
19851,308,598+31.7%
20011,972,907+50.8%
20123,328,365+68.7%
source: [6]

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Tamaske Commune and village in Tahoua Region, Niger

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References

http://www.stat-niger.org/statistique/file/Affiches_Depliants/Nigerenchiffres2014def.pdf

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  6. Niger: Administrative Division population statistics