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Niger

Republic of Niger
  • République du Niger  (French)
Flag of Niger
Coat of arms of Niger
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: 
  • "Fraternité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
  • "Fraternity, Work, Progress"
Anthem: La Nigérienne
Location of  Niger  (dark green)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Niger  (dark green)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Location of Niger
Capital
and largest city
Niamey
13°32′N 2°05′E / 13.533°N 2.083°E / 13.533; 2.083
Official languages French
National languages
Demonym Nigerien /nɪrɪˈɛn/ or /nˈʒɛəriən/ 
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
• President
Mahamadou Issoufou
Brigi Rafini
Legislature National Assembly
Independence from France
• Declared
3 August 1960
Area
• Total
1,267,000 km2 (489,000 sq mi) (21st)
• Water (%)
0.02
Population
• July 2016 estimate
18,638,600 (61st)
• 2012 census
17,138,707
• Density
12.1/km2 (31.3/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$20.228 billion
• Per capita
$1,111
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$7.652 billion
• Per capita
$420
Gini (2011) 31.5
medium
HDI (2014) Increase 0.348
low · 188th
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Drives on the right
Calling code +227
ISO 3166 code NE
Internet TLD .ne
  1. Lowest ranked.

Coordinates: 16°N 8°E / 16°N 8°E / 16; 8

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Niger (Listeni/ˈnər/ or /nˈʒɛər/;French: [niʒɛʁ]), officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2, making it the largest country in West Africa, with over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of about 19 million is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the country. The capital city is Niamey, located in the far-southwest corner of Niger.


City Census division Population
2001
Position
Agadez Agadez 78,289 16°58′26″N 7°59′27″E / 16.9738889°N 7.9908333°E / 16.9738889; 7.9908333
Arlit Agadez 69,435 18°43′57″N 7°22′05″E / 18.7325°N 7.3680556°E / 18.7325; 7.3680556
Birni Nkonni Tahoua 44,663 13°48′N 5°15′E / 13.8°N 5.25°E / 13.8; 5.25
Dogondoutchi Dosso 29,244 13°38′46″N 4°01′44″E / 13.6461111°N 4.0288889°E / 13.6461111; 4.0288889
Dosso Dosso 43,561 13°02′40″N 3°11′41″E / 13.0444444°N 3.1947222°E / 13.0444444; 3.1947222
Maradi Maradi 148,017 13°29′30″N 7°05′47″E / 13.4916667°N 7.0963889°E / 13.4916667; 7.0963889
Niamey Niamey Capital District 707,951 13°31′00″N 2°07′00″E / 13.5166667°N 2.1166667°E / 13.5166667; 2.1166667
Tahoua Tahoua 73,002 14°53′25″N 5°16′04″E / 14.8902778°N 5.2677778°E / 14.8902778; 5.2677778
Tessaoua Maradi 31,667 13°45′12″N 7°59′11″E / 13.7533333°N 7.9863889°E / 13.7533333; 7.9863889
Zinder Zinder 170,575 13°48′00″N 8°59′00″E / 13.8°N 8.9833333°E / 13.8; 8.9833333

  • République du Niger  (French)
  • "Fraternité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
  • "Fraternity, Work, Progress"
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