Ayourou (or Ayorou or Ayerou) is a town and rural commune in the Tillabéri Region, in western Niger.[1] It is situated 208 km northwest of the capital Niamey near the Malian border. The old town stands on an eponymous island in the River Niger. It is known for its animal market and for wildlife including hippopotamuses and birds.

Location in Niger
Coordinates: 14°44′N 0°55′E
Country Niger
RegionTillabéri Region
DepartmentTillaberi Department
296 m (971 ft)


  1. Loi n° 2002-014 du 11 JUIN 2002 portant création des communes et fixant le nom de leurs chefs-lieux. Includes list of 213 communes rurales and seats, 52 Communes urbaines and seats

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