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Maïné-Soroa
Maïné-Soroa is located in Niger
Maïné-Soroa
Coordinates: 13°31′4″N 12°1′36″E / 13.51778°N 12.02667°E / 13.51778; 12.02667
Country  Niger
Region Diffa Region
Department Maïné-Soroa
Commune of Maïné-Soroa
Elevation [1] 287 m (944 ft)
Population (2001 census)
 - Total 10,176

Maine-Soroa (Mainé-Soroa, Maïné-Soroa) is a town in southeastern Niger, the capital of the Maine-soroa Department, and is in turn part of Diffa Region. Population 10,176 (2001).

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Economy

Situated in an agropastoral zone, most of Maine-Soroa's population survive by farming and stockraising. As much of the sahel region Niger, Maine-Soroa farmers work under the threat of desertification.

The town is also known as the birthpalce of the President of Niger, Tanja Mamadou.

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Airport

The town has an airport, international code DRZM, with an unpaved 3900ft/1189m runway. [2]

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