Niamey

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Niamey
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Coordinates: 13°31′17″N 02°06′19″E / 13.52139°N 2.10528°E / 13.52139; 2.10528Coordinates: 13°31′17″N 02°06′19″E / 13.52139°N 2.10528°E / 13.52139; 2.10528
Kintra Niger
RegionNiamey Urban Community
Communes Urbaines5 Communes
Destricts44 Destricts
Quartiers99 Quarters
Govrenment
 • TeepAppointit destrict govrenment, electit ceety cooncil, electit commune an quarter cooncils
 • Govrenor o Niamey Urban CommunityMrs. Kané Aichatou Boulama[1]
 • Mayor o Niamey CeetyOumarou Dogari Moumouni[1]
Area
 • Total239.30 km2 (92.39 sq mi)
Elevation
207 m (679 ft)
Population
 (2011[3])
 • Total1,302,910
 • Density5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
 Niamey Urban Community
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
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. a b 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 Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine. 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 Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine. p. 2
  5. "earth-info.nga.mil". Archived 2011-03-25 at the Wayback Machine