Communes of Niger

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The Departments of Niger are subdivided into communes. As of 2005, in the seven Regions and one Capital Area, there were 36 départements, divided into 265 communes, 122 cantons and 81 groupements.[1] The latter two categories cover all areas not covered by Urban Communes (population over 10000) or Rural Communes (population under 10000), and are governed by the Department, whereas Communes have (since 1999) elected councils and mayors. Additional semi-autonomous sub-divisions include Sultanates, Provinces and Tribes (tribus).[2] The Nigerien government estimates there are an additional 17000 Villages administered by Rural Communes, while there are over 100 Quartiers (boroughs or neighborhoods) administered by Urban Communes.[3]

The territorial reorganisation of Niger's local administration, known informally as the Decentralisation process, was carried out through a series of laws from 1998 - 2005. Most important are:

  • The Constitution of 9 August 1999 ;
  • Law n°98-032 of 14 September, determining the statutes for Communautés Urbaines ;
  • Law n°2001-023 of 10 August 2001, creating the administrative boundaries and Territorial Collectivities;
  • Law n° 2002-017 of 11 June 2002, determining the independent administration of Regions, Departments, and Communes, as well as their obligations and resources;[4]
  • Law n° 2002-014 of 11 June 2002, for the creation of the Communes and the fixing of their boundaries and seats (chefs-lieux).[5]

While often translated as "town", Nigerien communes are simply the third level administrative subdivision of the nation. These can be classified Urban or Rural communes, and while often identical in territory to the administrative unit of a town or city, all areas of the country fall within a commune. The communes are listed below, by Department.

Communes of Niger

Aguie Department[edit]

Arlit Department[edit]

Bilma Department[edit]

Bkonni Department[edit]

Boboye Department[edit]

Bouza Department[edit]

Dakoro Department[edit]

  • Agékoriya
  • Azaghor
  • Bader Goula
  • Bermo
  • Dakoro
  • Dan Dadi
  • Dan Goulbi
  • Gadabégi
  • Kornaka
  • Roumbou
  • Sabon Machi
  • Soli Tagrisse

Diffa Department[edit]

Dogondoutchi Department[edit]

  • Dogondoutchi
  • Matankari
  • Kiéché
  • Dan Kassari
  • Dogon Kiria
  • Soucoucoutane
  • Koré Maïroua
  • Tibiri
  • Doumega
  • Guéchémé

Dosso Department[edit]

Filingue Department[edit]

Gaya Department[edit]

Goure Department[edit]

Groumdji Department[edit]

Illela Department[edit]

  • Badaguichiri
  • Bagaroua
  • Illéla (Tajaé)

Keita Department[edit]

Kollo Department[edit]

  • Kollo
  • N'Dounga
  • Bitinkodji
  • Fakara
  • Hamdallay
  • Karma
  • Kirtachi
  • Kouré
  • Lamordé
  • Liboré
  • Namaro

Loga Department[edit]

Madarounfa Department[edit]

Madaoua Department[edit]

Maine-soroa Department[edit]

Magaria Department[edit]

Maradi Department[edit]

  • Communauté Urbaine de Maradi
    • Commune de Maradi I
    • Commune de Maradi II
    • Commune de Maradi III

Matameye Department[edit]

Mayahi Department[edit]

Mirriah Department[edit]

N'guigmi Department[edit]

Niamey[edit]

Communauté Urbaine de Niamey (CUN) includes five Urban Communes and 99 Quarters, each with elected representatives (délégués de commune) to the Council of the Communauté Urbaine de Niamey.

  • Commune de Niamey I : 20 quarters ;
  • Commune de Niamey II : 17 quarters ;
  • Commune de Niamey III : 17 quarters ;
  • Commune de Niamey IV : 17 quarters ;
  • Commune de Niamey V : 28 quarters .

Ouallam Department[edit]

Say Department[edit]

  • Say
  • Guéladjo
  • Tamou
  • Torodi

Tahoua Department[edit]

Tanout Department[edit]

Six communes:[6]

Tchin-Tabaraden Department[edit]

Tchirozerine Department[edit]

Téra Department[edit]

Tessaoua Department[edit]

Tillaberi Department[edit]

Zinder Department[edit]

  • Communauté Urbaine de Zinder
    • Commune de Zinder I
    • Commune de Zinder II
    • Commune de Zinder III
    • Commune de Zinder IV

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