Séguedine

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Séguédine
Seguedine
Commune
Séguédine is located in Niger
Séguédine
Séguédine
Coordinates: 20°11′31″N 12°58′3″E / 20.19194°N 12.96750°E / 20.19194; 12.96750Coordinates: 20°11′31″N 12°58′3″E / 20.19194°N 12.96750°E / 20.19194; 12.96750
Country Niger
Region Agadez Region
Department Bilma Department
Commune Séguédine
Elevation 459 m (1,509 ft)
Population
 • Total 485
[1]

Séguédine is a town in central eastern Niger, lying at the far northern tip of the Kaouar escarpment, an inhabited oasis in the midst of the Sahara Desert. It is a Commune of Bilma Department, Agadez Region.

While isolated in modern Niger, it once lay on the important central soudan route of the Trans-Saharan trade which linked coastal Libya and the Fezzan to the Kanem-Bornu Empire near Lake Chad. Its population is made up primarily of traditionally sedentary Kanuri people, as well as semi-nomadic Tuareg and Tubu people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seguedine, Niger Page. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. 1996-2004
  • Samuel Decalo. Historical Dictionary of Niger. Scarecrow Press, London and New Jersey (1979). ISBN 0-8108-1229-0
  • Jolijn Geels. Niger. Bradt London and Globe Pequot New York (2006). ISBN 1-84162-152-8.

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