Ouallam Department location in the region
|• Total||22,093 km2 (8,530 sq mi)|
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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.
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.
- Portions of this article were translated from the French language Wikipedia articles fr:Tillabéri (région) and fr:Zarmaganda, 2008-06-19.
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