Bosso, Niger

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Bosso
Commune and village
Bosso is located in Niger
Bosso
Bosso
Location in Niger
Coordinates: 13°41′49″N 13°18′37″E / 13.6969°N 13.3103°E / 13.6969; 13.3103
Country Niger
RegionDiffa Region
DepartmentDiffa Department
Elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Population
(2012)
 • Total65.022
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Bosso is a village and rural commune in Niger.[1] As of 2011, the commune had a total population of 52,177 people.[2] It lies on the Nigerian border.

In June 2013, between 5,000 and 10,000 refugees arrived here, fleeing fighting between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Armed Forces in Borno State of Nigeria. Most blamed the military for the excessive violence and human rights violations.[3]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh).

Climate data for Bosso, Niger
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
32.4
(90.3)
36.2
(97.2)
38.8
(101.8)
39.5
(103.1)
38.2
(100.8)
35
(95)
33.1
(91.6)
35.1
(95.2)
36.5
(97.7)
33.4
(92.1)
30.1
(86.2)
34.8
(94.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21
(70)
23.5
(74.3)
27.6
(81.7)
30.5
(86.9)
31.8
(89.2)
31.3
(88.3)
29.3
(84.7)
27.8
(82.0)
28.8
(83.8)
28.6
(83.5)
25
(77)
21.6
(70.9)
27.2
(81.0)
Average low °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
14.7
(58.5)
19.1
(66.4)
22.3
(72.1)
24.2
(75.6)
24.4
(75.9)
23.7
(74.7)
22.6
(72.7)
22.6
(72.7)
20.8
(69.4)
16.6
(61.9)
13.1
(55.6)
19.7
(67.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
6
(0.2)
15
(0.6)
70
(2.8)
119
(4.7)
30
(1.2)
4
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
245
(9.7)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 287m)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loi n° 2002-014 du 11 JUIN 2002 portant création des communes et fixant le nom de leurs chefs-lieux. Includes list of 213 communes rurales and seats, 52 Communes urbaines and seats
  2. ^ "Annuaires_Statistiques" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ Nossiter, Adam (5 June 2013). "In Nigeria, 'Killing People Without Asking Who They Are'". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Climate: Bosso - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2014-02-20.

Coordinates: 13°41′49″N 13°18′37″E / 13.6969°N 13.3103°E / 13.6969; 13.3103