Niamey

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Niamey is located in Niger
Niamey
Niamey
Coordinates: 13°31′17″N 02°06′19″E / 13.52139°N 2.10528°E / 13.52139; 2.10528
Kintra  Niger
Region Niamey Urban Community
Communes Urbaines 5 Communes
Destricts 44 Destricts
Quartiers 99 Quarters
Government
 • Type Appointit destrict govrenment, electit ceety cooncil, electit commune an quarter cooncils
 • Govrenor o Niamey Urban Community Mrs. Kané Aichatou Boulama[1]
 • Mayor o Niamey Ceety Oumarou Dogari Moumouni[1]
Area
Niamey Urban Community[2]
 • Total 239.30 km2 (92.39 sq mi)
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Population (2011[3])
 • Total 1,302,910
 • Density 5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
  Niamey Urban Community
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Area code(s) 20

Niamey (French pronunciation: [njaˈmɛ]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Wast African naition o Niger. Niamey ligs on the Niger River, primarily situatit on the east bank. It is a admeenistrative, cultural an economic centre. Niamey's population, offeecially 774,235 as o the 2006 census,[4] is estimatit tae be muckle heicher. Niamey is locatit at 13°31'17" North, 2°6'19" East (13.521389, 2.105278).[5]

The ceety is locatit in a pearl millet growin region, whiles manufacturin industries include bricks, ceramic guids, cement an weavin.

Niamey wis probably foondit in the aichteent century, but wis o little importance tae maist o the kintra till the French developed a colonial post in the 1890s. This rapidly growed intae a important centre. In 1926 it becam the caipital o Niger, an the population gradually increased, frae aboot 3,000 in 1930 tae aroond 30,000 in 1960, 250,000 in 1980 an - bi some estimates - 800,000 in 2000. The major cause o the increase haes been immigration durin drochts.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Installation du Conseil de ville de Niamey et élection des membres : M. Oumarou Dogari Moumouni, élu maire de la ville de Niamey. Laouali Souleymane, Le Sahel (Niamey). 2011-07-01
  2. ADAMOU Abdoulaye. Parcours migratoire des citadins et problème du logement à Niamey. REPUBLIQUE DU NIGER UNIVERSITE ABDOU MOUMOUNI DE NIAMEY Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines DEPARTEMENT DE GEOGRAPHIE(2005), p. 34
  3. Annuaire statistique du Niger
  4. African researcher visits Oklahoma. p. 2
  5. "earth-info.nga.mil".