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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
Region Tahoua Region
Department Tahoua Department
Communes Tahoua Communes I-III (Urban)
 • Type Commune
 • Mayor Commune I Abala Elhadj Sofo[1]
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 123,000

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. 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.