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Commune and village
Tamou is located in Niger
Coordinates: 12°45′N 2°11′E / 12.750°N 2.183°E / 12.750; 2.183
Country Niger
RegionTillabéri Region
DepartmentSay Department
Rural CommuneTamou Commune
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Tamou is a village and "Rural commune" in Niger.[1] The town is capital of its Rural Commune in the Say Department of Tillabéri Region, in the far southwest of the nation.[2] It is southwest of Niamey, on the right (western) bank of the Niger River, between the departmental capital Say and the border of Burkina Faso.[3] [4] Tamou Commune is home to the Tamou Total Reserve, a wildlife reserve which is part of the larger W National Park and Transborder Reserve. The Tamou Reserve, in which local people also live, is primarily dedicated to the protection of African Elephant populations which migrate through the region.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Loi n° 2002-014 du 11 JUIN 2002 portant création des communes et fixant le nom de leurs chefs-lieux. Includes list of 213 communes rurales and seats, 52 Communes urbaines and seats
  2. ^ Decalo, Samuel (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Niger (3rd ed.). Boston & Folkestone: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3136-8.
  3. ^ Geels, Jolijn (2006). Niger. Chalfont St Peter, Bucks / Guilford, CT: Bradt UK / Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 978-1-84162-152-4.
  4. ^ IGN Carte Touristique 85029 Niger(1) (Map). 1:2000000. IGN(Paris)/IGNN(Niamey). 1994. ISBN 978-2-11-850291-1.
  5. ^ T. O. McSHANE Elephant-fire relationships in Combretum/Terminalia woodland in south-west Niger. African Journal of Ecology. Volume 25 Issue 2, Pages 79 - 94.
  6. ^ Benoit M (1998) Statut et usage du sol en périphérie du parc national du "W" du Niger. Tome 1 : Contribution à l’étude du milieu naturel et des ressources végétales du canton de Tamou et du Parc du "W". ORSTOM, Niamey, Niger, 41 p.

Coordinates: 12°45′N 2°11′E / 12.750°N 2.183°E / 12.750; 2.183