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is a town
The Departments of Niger are subdivided into communes. As of 2005, in the seven Regions and one Capital Area, there were 36 départements, divided into 265 communes, 122 cantons and 81 groupements...
in southeastern Niger
Niger , officially named the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east...
, the capital of the Maine-soroa Department
Maine-soroa is a department of the Diffa Region in Niger. Its capital lies at the city of Maine-soroa.-Population:The department's population is above 50,000, and is largely made up of ethnic Kanouris and Fula, both cultures with longstanding pastoral semi-nomadic traditions....
, and is in turn part of Diffa Region. Population 10,176 (2001).
Situated in an agropastoral zone, most of Maine-Soroa's population survive by farming and stockraising. As much of the sahel
The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition between the Sahara desert in the North and the Sudanian Savannas in the south.It stretches across the North African continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea....
region Niger, Maine-Soroa farmers work under the threat of desertification.
The town is also known as the birthplace of the President of Niger, Tanja Mamadou.
The town has an airport, international code DRZM, with an unpaved 3900ft/1189m runway.