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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, and a meeting place for the Tuareg people from the north and the Fulani people from the south. Phosphates and gypsum are mined there as well.

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


Tahoua Airport is in the city.

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.