|Kourfeye Center rural community|
Kourfeye Center is located in the Sahel at Dallol Bosso . The neighboring communities are Abala and Sanam in the north, Bagaroua and Tébaram in the east, Dogonkiria , Loga and Soucoucoutane in the south and Filingué , Imanan and Tondikandia in the west. The municipality is divided into 41 administrative villages, eleven traditional villages and 47 hamlets. The main town of the rural community is Chikal, consisting of the administrative villages of Chikal Dirgouma, Chikal Illéla, Chikal Koré, Chikal Lokoko and Chikal Soloa.
Kourfeye Center is named after the Kourfey , a subgroup of the Hausa who moved to the area in the late 18th century. The Kourfey previously lived in villages north of Tahoua , which they had to give up due to constant threats from the Tuareg and possibly poor climatic conditions. During the 19th century, the Kourfey lived in initially independent new villages and mingled with the long-established population. In the 20th century, the villages were combined in the canton of Kourfey, the south-eastern part of which has formed the rural municipality of Kourfeye Center since a state-wide administrative reform in 2002.
At the 2001 census, Kourfeye Center had 44,290 residents. For 2010, 58,617 inhabitants were calculated.
Economy and Infrastructure
The community is located in a zone where agropastoralism is practiced.
- Tahirou Guimba (* 1952), manager and politician, Mayor of the Kourfeye Center
- Malam Kiari Barma: Analyze de revenu des ménages ruraux, typologie des exploitations agricoles, analyze global and quantitative des éléments de ce dans les communes de Kourfèye (Filingué) and Gothèye (Téra) . Faculté d'Agronomie, Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Niamey 2006.
- Répertoire National des Communes (RENACOM) ( Memento of the original from January 9, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Institut National de la Statistique website, accessed January 22, 2011.
- Republic of Niger: Loi n ° 2002-014 du 11 JUIN 2002 portant création des communes et fixant le nom de leurs chefs-lieux .
- Edmond Séré de Rivières: Histoire du Niger . Berger-Levrault, Paris 1965, pp. 101-102.
- Institut Nationale de la Statistique du Niger (ed.): Annuaire statistique des cinquante ans d'indépendance du Niger . Niamey 2010 ( online version ; PDF; 3.1 MB), p. 56.
- Comprendre l'économie des ménages ruraux au Niger . Save the Children UK, London 2009 ( online version ( memento of the original from September 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this note. ; PDF; 2.6 MB), p. 8.