Akoubounou

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Akoubounou

Akabinu
Village
Akoubounou is located in Niger
Akoubounou
Akoubounou
Coordinates: 15°21′N 6°6′E / 15.350°N 6.100°E / 15.350; 6.100
CountryNiger
RegionTahoua
DepartmentAbalak
Population
(2012)
 • Total47,961

Coordinates: 14°58′24″N 5°41′59″E / 14.97333°N 5.69972°E / 14.97333; 5.69972

Akoubounou, or Akabinu in the local Tin Sert language, is a village located in the west to the town of Abalak, in the Tahoua Region of Niger.

Geography[edit]

Akoubounou is located in the northern Sahel region. The neighbouring municipalities are Abalak in the Northeast, Azeye the southeast, Ibrohamane in the south, Tabalak the southwest and Kao in the northwest. The municipal area is divided into 17 administrative villages, 18 traditional villages, nine hamlets and three camps.[1] The main village of the rural community is the administrative village of Akoubounou.[2] The Tuareg tribe Ait-Awari also inhabits the village.

History[edit]

The Akoubounou rural community emerged as part of a previously commune-free area in the course of a nationwide administrative reform in 2002.

At the 2001 census, Akoubounou had 10,348 inhabitants.[3] At the 2012 census, the population was 47,961.[4]

Culture[edit]

Every two years, the camel festival called Shiriken takes place in Akoubounou, which celebrates the music, culture and traditions of the Tuareg people.[5]

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

The municipality lies at the crossroads of the Agropastoralism of the South and the zone of the pure pastoral economy of the North.[6] Akoubounou runs through National Road 25 which links the village via Abalak to the regional capital Agadez and via Tabalak to the regional capital Tahoua.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Website des Institut National de la Statistique".
  2. ^ "Loi n° 2002-014 du 11 JUIN 2002 portant création des communes et fixant le nom de leurs chefs-lieux" (PDF). Republic of Niger.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Annuaire statistique des cinquante ans d'indépendance du Niger" (PDF). Niamey: Institut Nationale de la Statistique du Niger. 2010.
  4. ^ "Présentation des résultats globaux définitifs du Quatrième (4ème) Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat (RGP/H) de 2012" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique. 2014.
  5. ^ "Présentation de Tahoua, région phare de la sixième édition du SAFEM 2009" (PDF). Salon International de l'Artisanat pour la Femme (SAFEM). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-14.
  6. ^ "Comprendre l'économie des ménages ruraux au Niger" (PDF). London: Save the Children UK. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27.