The Sahel is a region of at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. There is a very low population in this area of Africa. Cities are rare and far between but here are the main ones.

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, the capital of , is a lively, fairly modern city of around 800,000 on the banks of the Niger River in the Tillaberi region in the far southwest of Niger.

is an arid, landlocked country of the with a population of 12 million.

is the third largest country in and sixteenth largest in the world, bordering , , , , , , and .

is a city in . The city of is the capital of a region by the same name in the Republic of Niger that occupies a small part of the southern border with Nigeria, directly north of the cities of Kano and Katsina.


is the least developed and poorest country in .

is one of the poorest and most corruptly mis-governed countries in the world, with most of its inhabitants living in poverty as subsistence herders and farmers.

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  • Location:
  • Latitude of center: 14° 18' (14.3°) north
  • Longitude of center: 21° 42' (21.7°) east
  • Neighbors:
  • Wikidata: Sahel
  • Wikimedia Commons: Sahel

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Other Names for Sahel

French: Sahel, German: Sahelzone, Italian: Africa sahariana, Portuguese: Saara, Spanish: Sahel
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