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Tanout is located in Niger
Location in Niger
Coordinates: 14°58′20″N 8°52′50″E / 14.97222°N 8.88056°E / 14.97222; 8.88056Coordinates: 14°58′20″N 8°52′50″E / 14.97222°N 8.88056°E / 14.97222; 8.88056
Country Flag of Niger.svg Niger
Region Zinder Region
Departments of Niger Tanout Department
Elevation 530 m (1,740 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 15,779
 • Metro 134,074

Tanout is a town in southern Niger. It is in Zinder Region, Tanout Department, north of the city of Zinder.[2] It is the administrative capital of Tanout Department.


Since 1987, the Eden Foundation, an NGO aiming at providing trees for "direct seeding" to households in the surroundings, has been active in the town.[3]

In early 2008, Tanout was the subject of a raid by Tuareg pro-autonomy rebels, in which 11 people, including the mayor, were abducted.


Tanout Airport serves the town.


  1. ^ Population figures from citypopulation.de, citing (2001) Institut National de la Statistique du Niger.
  2. ^ Tanout, Niger Page. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. 1996-2004.
  3. ^ Foundation, Eden. "Site map". www.eden-foundation.org. Retrieved 16 April 2018.