Agadez Region

Agadez Region
Region
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Location within Niger
Location within Niger
Coordinates: 17°0′N 8°0′E / 17°0′N 8°0′E / 17.000; 8.000
Country   Niger
Capital Agadez
Area
 • Total 667,799 km2 (257,839 sq mi)
Population (2012 census [1])
 • Total 487,620
 • Density 0.73/km2 (1.9/sq mi)
Time zone West Africa Time ( UTC+1)
Departments of Agadez

Agadez is an administrative Region in Niger. At 667,799 square kilometres (257,839 sq mi), Agadez is the largest subdivision of an African state. The capital of the department is Agadez.

Description and people

The Agadez Region represents 52% of the total area of Niger, the largest of its seven regions. Despite its size, Agadez is sparsely populated. Its 487,620 inhabitants account for only 2.8% of the total population of Niger with a population density of 0.73 inhabitants per square kilometre (1.9/sq mi). The region includes the vast Ténéré portion of the Sahara Desert, dune seas like the Erg of Bilma, and the mountains of the Aïr. Much of its population comprises nomadic or semi-nomadic peoples including the Tuareg, Toubou, Wadoobe Fula. There are populations of settled Kanuri (in the east), Hausa, and Songhay in the towns and oasies.

Other Languages
العربية: منطقة أغاديس
français: Agadez (région)
한국어: 아가데즈 주
hrvatski: Agadez (regija)
Bahasa Indonesia: Agadez (departemen)
Bahasa Melayu: Agadez (wilayah)
Nederlands: Agadez (regio)
日本語: アガデス州
Nordfriisk: Agadez (Regiuun)
português: Agadez (região)
română: Regiunea Agadez
Türkçe: Agadez (bölge)
українська: Агадес (регіон)