Tanout Department

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Tanout Department location in the region
Tanout Department location in the region
Country Flag of Niger.svg Niger
Region Zinder Region
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 475,125
Time zone GMT 1 (UTC+1)

Tanout is a department of the Zinder Region in Niger.[2] Its administrative seat is the city of Tanout. As of 2011, the department had a total population of 475,125 people.[3]

On 15 April 2010, the Council of Ministers announced that Amadou Seybou Dioffo, a retired Captain from the Niger Armed Forces, had been appointed prefect of the department.[4]


Tanout Department is divided into six municipalities, listed with population as of 2011 census:[1]

  • Gangara 120,585
  • Falanko 4,561
  • Ollelewa 105,167
  • Tanout 134,074
  • Tarka 89,533
  • Tenhia 21,205


Coordinates: 14°45′N 8°20′E / 14.750°N 8.333°E / 14.750; 8.333