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Niger : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country Niger
Continent Africa
Location 17.60780 N, 8.08170 E
Map of Niger  Map of Niger
Flag  niger flag
Area 1,267,000 km²
Neighboring Countries Nigeria

Benin

Chad

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Togo

Mali

Algeria

Libya

Ghana

Equatorial Guinea

Tunisia

Ivory Coast

Central African Republic

Sao Tome and Principle

Mauritania

Gabon

Guinea

Malta

Congo

Western Sahara

Sudan

Senegal

Gambia

Monaco

Time Zone WAT (UTC +1)
Population 21.713 million (2017)
Symbol  niger symbol
Independence Day August 3rd, 1960
President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou
Prime Minister of Niger Brigi Rafini
National Anthem ‘’La Nigerienne’’
Motto ‘’Fraternite, Travail, Progres (Fraternity, Work, Progress)’’
Popular Dish Shinkafa

Popular Dish of Niger

Cereals Produce Mainly Cowpea

Groundnut

Maize

Millet

Rainfed Rice

Sorghum

National Sport Soccer

National Sport of Niger

National Dance Wodaabe

National Dance of Niger

National Language French
Seasons Rainy Season

Summer Season (Hot Season)

Winter Season

Prestigious Awards Military Awards – Order of the Federal Republic, Order of the Niger

Cinema Award – Africa Movie Academy Awards

Traditional Dress For Women’s

Wrap Dresses or Skirts

For Men’s

Long Gown (Like Boubou)

Religion Islam (80%)

Traditional African Religion, Christianity & Others (20%)

Average Marriage age in Niger 23.1 years for men and 15.7 years for women
Capital Niamey (130 32’N 2005’E)
Number of Regions 7 Regions
Largest Region Zinder Region
Smallest Region Agadez Region
Number of Cities 32 Cities
Largest City Niamey
Smallest City Tchirozérine
Literacy rate 27.3% (males)

11.0% (females)

Type of Government Semi-Presidential System
GDP PPP – $21.655 billion (2017)

Nominal – $7.674 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $1,154 (2017)
Total Number of Niger Army 6,600,000 (Manpower)
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Calling Code +227
Internet TLD .ne
ISO 3166 code NE
Festivals Easter

Nigerian Independence Day

Cure Salee

Eid al Fitr

Tabaski

Historic Monuments Emir’s Palace

Kaouar Cliffs

Agadez Mosque

Protected Areas in Niger 10 National Parks

2 Biosphere Reserves

Longest River Niger River
Longest Bridge Third Mainland Bridge
Longest Railway Station Niamey Railway Station
Largest Lake Chad Basin
Largest Desert Sahara Desert
Highest Mountain Idoûkâl-n-Taghès
Biggest Airport Diori Hamani International Airport
Total Number of Airport 19 Airports
Total Number of Universities 2 Universities
Tallest Building NECOM House
Richest person of Niger Mamadou Bakabe
Best places to visit in Niger Zinder

Niamey

Agadez

W National Park

Ayorou

Abaaba National Park

Nguigmi

Maradi

Tahoua

Timia

Official Website https://nigerstate.gov.ng/

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