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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]
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. Tahoua is twinned with Luanda, Angola.

Tahoua Airport is in the city.


  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.