Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès

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Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès
Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès is locatit in Niger
Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès
Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès
Location of Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès in Niger
Heichest pynt
Elevation2,022 m (6,634 ft)
LeetinCountry high point
Coordinates17°50′21″N 8°43′13″E / 17.83917°N 8.72028°E / 17.83917; 8.72028Coordinates: 17°50′21″N 8°43′13″E / 17.83917°N 8.72028°E / 17.83917; 8.72028[1]
Parent rangeAïr Moontains

Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès (an aw Mont Bagzane, Mont Bagzan) is the heichest moontain in Niger. Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès is locatit in the sooth central Aïr Moontains, an is at the northren end of the Bagzane plateau. The village and pilgrimage steid o Abatol sits at the base o the peak.[2] The Aouderas valley, the path of a seasonal wash (or Kouri) runs sooth frae the foot o Idoukal-n-Taghès towards Agadez, the regional caipital. The oasis toun of Aouderas is juist soothwast o the moontain. Due tae its heich elevation, moont Idoukal'n'Taghes haes been foond tae host a nummer o Saharan-Mediterranean and Tropical plant species that haeve never been recordit elsewhere in Niger.[3]

Offeecial Nigerien an internaitional soorces believed Mont Gréboun, far tae the north, tae be the heichest peak in the naition as late as 2001, when Gréboun's lang staundin lawer measurement confirmed at 1944 m, which haed variously been measured as heich as 2310 m.[4] Greboun haes a much greater local relief, rising frae near the desert fluir, while Idoukal-n-Taghès sits atap a heich massif wi an average altitude above 1600 meters.

Tae honour the heichest pynt in Niger, the offeecial aircraft o the Preses o Niger is named Mont Bagzane.[5]

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  1. 17.839033,8.720183 and N 17 50' 21" E 8 43' 13"
  2. The Nigerian Field Society: Lagos Branch. Trip to Niger Republic, October 2003 Archived 2008-05-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Anthelme, F.; Waziri Mato, M.; Maley, J. (2008). "Elevation and local refuges ensure persistence of mountain specific vegetation in the Nigerien Sahara". Journal of Arid Environments. 72 (12): 2232–2242. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.07.003.
  4. Peakbagger listing. Compare Jolijn Geels (2006) pp 177, 183-84 and Decalo (1997) p. 216.
  5. Photos of the Boeing 737-2N9C numbered 5U-BAG, with readable title on nose.

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