—  Urban Commune  —
Diffa is located in Niger
Location in Niger
Coordinates: 13°18′56″N 12°36′32″E / 13.31556°N 12.60889°E / 13.31556; 12.60889
Country  Niger
Region Diffa Region
Department Diffa Department
Urban Commune Diffa
Elevation 938 ft (285 m)
Population (2001)[1]
 – Total 23,409
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Diffa is a city and Urban Commune in the extreme southeast of Niger, near that country's border with Nigeria, with a population of 23,600 (2004). It is the administrative seat of both Diffa Region, and the smaller Diffa Department. Diffa marks the eastern end of the paved section of Route Nationale 1, the main east west highway across Niger, although the section between Zinder and Diffa is only partially paved in places. RN 1 continues north to N'guigmi more than 100km. Maïné-Soroa, the other major town of the Region, lies less than 100km to the west of Diffa. The border with Nigeria, at the Nigerian town of Duji, is 5.5 km to the south of Diffa. Diffa Airport lies to the north of the town. [2][3]

2002 Army Mutiny

In 2002, it was the center of the first military uprising in the country since President Tandja Mamadou instituted civilian rule and led to a crackdown by the government against the civilian press.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Population figures from citypopulation.de, citing (2001) Institut National de la Statistique du Niger.
  2. ^ Decalo, Samuel (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Niger (3rd ed.). Boston & Folkestone: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810831368. :p. 120
  3. ^ Geels, Jolijn (2006). Niger. Chalfont St Peter, Bucks / Guilford, CT: Bradt UK / Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 9781841621524. :pp.227-231
  4. ^ NIGER: Army mutineers free civilian hostages. 2 August 2002 (IRIN)
  5. ^ Attacks on the Press 2002: Niger. Committee to Protect Journalists. March 31, 2003
  6. ^ Niger's Army Pursuing Mutinous Soldiers. Voice of America. 01 August 2002

External links

Coordinates: 13°19′00″N 12°37′00″E / 13.3166667°N 12.6166667°E / 13.3166667; 12.6166667

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