Ouallam Department

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Ouallam
Department
Ouallam Department location in the region
Ouallam Department location in the region
Country Flag of Niger.svg Niger
Region Tillabéri Region
Departmental Ouallam
Area
 • Total 22,093 km2 (8,530 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 383,632
Time zone GMT 1 (UTC+1)

Ouallam is a department of the Tillabéri Region in Niger. Its capital lies at the city of Oullam, which is designated an Urban Commune. The department also includes the Rural Communes of Simiri and Tondikiwindi, as well as the towns of Bani Bangou and Dingazi. As of 2011, the department had a total population of 383,632 people.[1]

Oullam department covers the historical region of the Zarmaganda plateau, and is one of the traditional homes of the Djerma people. The population remains largely Djerma with semi- nomadic Tuareg communities.

Intercommunal violence[edit]

In late 2008, the nearby village of Siwili was the scene of intercommunal violence, purportedly over accusations of the theft of domesticated animals.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annuaires_Statistiques". Institut National de la Statistique. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ 12 killed in Niger clashes, News 24 (South Africa) 30 September 2008

Coordinates: 14°19′07″N 2°05′11″E / 14.31861°N 2.08639°E / 14.31861; 2.08639