Tillabéri (var. Tillabéry) is a town in northwest Niger. It is situated 113 km northwest of the capital Niamey on the River Niger. It is an important market town and administrative center, being the capital of department of Tillabéri and Tillabéri Region. The town had a population of over 22,774 at the 2020 census.
Tillabéri has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh).
|Climate data for Tillaberi (1961-1990)|
|Average high °C (°F)||32.3|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||24.6|
|Average low °C (°F)||17.0|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||0.0|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||285.2||260.4||269.7||246.0||272.8||255.0||248.0||235.6||249.0||279.0||279.0||279.0||3,175.5|
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