Tchirozerine Department

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Tchirozerine
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Tchirozerine Department location in the region
Country Flag of Niger.svg  Niger
Region Agadez Region
Seat Tchirozerine
Area
  Total154,746 km2 (59,748 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total244,706
  Density1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (GMT 1)

Tchirozerine is a department of the Agadez Region in Niger. Its capital lies at the city of Tchirozerine. As of 2011, the department had a total population of 328,018 people. [1]

It is divided administratively into the following communes:

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References

  1. "Annuaires Statistiques 2011" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique . Retrieved 2 May 2013.

Coordinates: 17°13′20″N7°37′20″E / 17.22222°N 7.62222°E / 17.22222; 7.62222