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Children sit under the monument to the Festival of Tahoua
Children sit under the monument to the Festival of Tahoua
Tahoua is located in Niger
Location in Niger
Coordinates: 14°53′N 5°16′E / 14.883°N 5.267°E / 14.883; 5.267Coordinates: 14°53′N 5°16′E / 14.883°N 5.267°E / 14.883; 5.267
Country Niger
RegionTahoua Region
DepartmentTahoua Department
CommunesTahoua Communes I-III (Urban)
 • TypeCommune
 • Mayor Commune IAbala Elhadj Sofo[1]
Elevation380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total123,000

Tahoua is a city in Niger and the administrative centre of the Department of Tahoua and the larger Tahoua Region.[2] It has a population of 99,900 (2004).


The city is primarily a market town for the surrounding agricultural area. It serves as an entrepot for Tuareg merchants from the north and Fulani traders from the south. Phosphates and gypsum are mined there as well.

It is divided into a pair of urban municipalities: Tahoua I and Tahoua II.


Tahoua is served by the Tahoua Airport.

Twin towns[edit]

 Angola, Luanda


  1. ^ Inauguration de l'Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) de Tahoua • Une nouvelle dynamique dans le secteur de l'enseignement supérieur Archived 4 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Le Sahel, Moutari Souley Onep, Tahoua/Agadez. 3 November 2008.
  2. ^ Tahoua, Niger Page. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. 1996–2004


  • Decalo, Samuel (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Niger (3rd ed.). Boston & Folkestone: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3136-8.
  • Geels, Jolijn (2006). Niger. Chalfont St Peter, Bucks / Guilford, Connecticut: Bradt UK / Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 978-1-84162-152-4.