Tillabéri Department

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Tillabéri
Tillabéry
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Tillabéri Department location in the region
Country Flag of Niger.svg Niger
Region Tillabéri Region
Departmental/RegionalTillabéri
Area
  Total5,136 km2 (1,983 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 census)
  Total227,352
  Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (GMT 1)

Tillabéri is a department of the Tillabéri Region in Niger. Its capital lies at the city of Tillabéri, and contains the Communes of Ayorou (as of 2001 the largest town in Department), Anzourou, Dessa, Kourteye, and Sinder. Tillabéri is also the capital of Tillabéri Region. The western border of the department is formed by the Niger River. As of 2012, the department had a total population of 227,352 people. [1]

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References

  1. "Niger: Municipal Division (Departments and Communes) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2024-02-22.

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