Tanout

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Tanout
Tanout is located in Niger
Tanout
Tanout
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.

History[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

Tanout Airport serves the town.

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