World Travel GuidesAgadez Mosque, Niger

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Agadez Mosque is a landmark mosque in the city of Agadez in Niger, Africa. The pyramid-shaped structure stands at a height of 27 meters (90 feet) and is made of dried earth. On the façade of the mosque are thirteen rows of wooden stakes. These are placed to strengthen the structure. They also serve as scaffolding when the surface requires cleaning or resurfacing.

Agadez Mosque serves the Muslim communities of the sub-Sahara. The city is the last major urban center before entering the Sahara to the north. Hence it serves as an important crossroad for the trans-Saharan caravan routes. Almost 100% of its population are Muslims, and the city itself is regarded as one of the holiest Islamic cities in Niger. A replica of the mosque can be found at Taman Tamadun Islam an Islamic-themed monument park in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.


Agadez Mosque, Niger
Agadez Mosque, Niger
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