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Facts about Niger

Administrative divisions: 8 regions (regions , singular - region) includes 1 capital district* (communite urbaine); Agadez , Diffa , Dosso , Maradi , Niamey* , Tahoua , Tillaberi , Zinder
Area: total: 1.267 million sq km land: 1 ,266 ,700 sq km water: 300 sq km
Background: Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991 , when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections , which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999 BARE was killed in a coup by military officers who promptly restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. A predominately Tuareg ethnic group emerged in February 2007 , the Nigerien Movement for Justice (MNJ) , and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007. Events have since evolved into a budding insurrection.
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of orange (top) , white , and green with a small orange disk (representing the sun) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of India , which has a blue spoked wheel centered in the white band
Capital: name: Niamey geographic coordinates: 13 31 N , 2 07 E time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: desert; mostly hot , dry , dusty; tropical in extreme south
Currency code: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF); note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Ethnic groups: Haoussa 55.4% , Djerma Sonrai 21% , Tuareg 9.3% , Peuhl 8.5% , Kanouri Manga 4.7% , other 1.2% (2001 census)
Geographic coordinates: 16 00 N , 8 00 E
Geography note: landlocked; one of the hottest countries in the world; northern four-fifths is desert , southern one-fifth is savanna , suitable for livestock and limited agriculture
Government type: republic
Imports partners: France 15.5% , French Polynesia 8.5% , Nigeria 8.3% , Belgium 8.3% , US 6.7% , Cote d'Ivoire 5.5% (2007)
Internet country code: .ne
Land boundaries: 0 km (landlocked)
Neighbouring countries: total: 5 ,697 km border countries: Algeria 956 km , Benin 266 km , Burkina Faso 628 km , Chad 1 ,175 km , Libya 354 km , Mali 821 km , Nigeria 1 ,497 km
Languages: French (official) , Hausa , Djerma
Location: Western Africa , southeast of Algeria
Map references: Africa
National holiday: Republic Day , 18 December (1958)
Nationality: noun: Nigerien(s) adjective: Nigerien
Natural hazards: recurring droughts
Population: 13 ,272 ,679 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Muslim 80% , other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%
Terrain: predominately desert plains and sand dunes; flat to rolling plains in south; hills in north
Unemployment rate: NA%

Capital of Republic of Niger

Niamey (click to view Niamey map)

Places in Niger

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Niger. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Agadez Department (65 google map locations)
Département de Tillabéri (175 google map locations)
Diffa Department (157 google map locations)
Dosso Department (1371 google map locations)
Maradi Department (1658 google map locations)
Niamey (1516 google map locations)
Tahoua Department (489 google map locations)
Zinder Department (821 google map locations)

Random cities in Niger

Niamey, the capital city of Niger.


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