Timia

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Timia
Commune and town
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Timia is located in Niger
Timia
Timia
Location in Niger
Coordinates: 18°6′52″N 8°46′45″E / 18.11444°N 8.77917°E / 18.11444; 8.77917Coordinates: 18°6′52″N 8°46′45″E / 18.11444°N 8.77917°E / 18.11444; 8.77917
Country  Niger
Region Agadez Region
Department Arlit Department
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,588
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Timia is a small town and commune in northern Niger situated at an oasis in the Aïr Mountains, Agadez Region, Arlit Department. Visitors come to the Tuareg town to see a seasonal waterfall, a former French fort and the nearby ruined town of Assodé.[1] As of 2011, the commune had a total population of 13,588 people.[2]

Timia lies south of Iferouane and north of Agadez. The main town lies around 3 km from a stone Guelta oasis, which holds water year round. It is also known for its fruit trees, an unusual sight in the Saharan regions of northern Niger.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decalo, Samuel (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Niger (3rd ed.). Boston & Folkestone: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3136-8. 
  2. ^ "Annuaires_Statistiques" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Geels, Jolijn (2006). Niger. Chalfont St Peter, Bucks / Guilford, Connecticut: Bradt UK / Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 978-1-84162-152-4.