Tanout

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Tanout
Tanout is located in Niger
Tanout
Tanout
Location in Niger
Coordinates: 14°57′N 8°51′E / 14.950°N 8.850°E / 14.950; 8.850
Country Flag of Niger.svg Niger
Region Zinder Region
Departments of Niger Tanout Department
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 15,779

Tanout is a town in southern Niger. It is in Zinder Region, Tanout Department, north of the city of Zinder.[2] It is the administrative capital of Tanout Department.

In early 2008, it was the subject of a raid by Tuareg pro-autonomy rebels, in which 11 people, including the mayor, were abducted.

Since 1987, the Eden Foundation, an NGO aiming at providing trees for "direct seeding" to households in the surroundings, has been active in the city.[3]

Tanout Airport serves the city.

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Coordinates: 14°57′58″N 8°51′57″E / 14.966013°N 8.865967°E / 14.966013; 8.865967