Niger

Niger is an arid, landlocked country of the . Niger is a former French colony which was granted independence in 1960. The land is mostly desert plains and dunes, with rolling savanna in the southeast with nothing much to see.

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, the capital of Niger, is a lively, fairly modern city of around 1,200,000 on the banks of the Niger River in the Tillaberi region in the far southwest of Niger. Photo: Roland, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a historic city in the Aïr region of . Photo: Dan Lundberg, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the capital of a region by the same name in the Republic of Niger that occupies a small part of the southern border with Nigeria, directly north of the cities of Kano and Katsina. Photo: Mab.black, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, formerly also spelled Sinder, is the third largest city in Niger, with a population of 170,574; by the 2012 census its population reached 235,605. Photo: Zcarstvnz, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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is the western and southernmost region of Niger, spanning the Tillabére and Dosso provinces as well as the nation's capital on the Niger River. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is the Sahelian region of Niger along its border with . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

covers Niger's Saharan territory. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Niger

Latitude of center
17.06° or 17° 3' 36" north
Longitude of center
9.27° or 9° 16' 12" east
Population
17,100,000
Elevation
1030 metres (3379 feet)
Capital
Area
1,267,000 km² (489,191 miles²)
Currency
Franc (XOF)
Phone code
227
Internet domain
.ne
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424311675
Geo­Names ID
2440476
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Nnijer
  • Achinese: Niger
  • Adyghe: Нигер
  • Afar: Niger
  • Afrikaans: Niger
  • Afrikaans: Nigerië
  • Akan: Niger
  • Akan: Nigyɛ
  • Albanian: Nigeri
  • Amharic: ኒጀር
  • Amharic: ኒጄር
  • Arabic: Niger
  • Arabic: النيجر
  • Arabic: جمهورية النيجر
  • Arabic: زندر
  • Arabic: عاصمة النيجر
  • Arabic: قائمة جزر النيجر
  • Arabic: منطقة حضارية نيامي
  • Arabic: نيجر
  • Aragonese: Nícher
  • Armenian: Նիգեր
  • Arpitan: Nig·èr
  • Asturian: Níxer
  • Avaric: Nigera
  • Azerbaijani: Niger
  • Azerbaijani: Nijer
  • Balinese: Niger
  • Bambara: Nijer
  • Bambara: Nizɛri
  • Banjar: Niger
  • Bashkir: Нигер
  • Basque: Niger
  • Bavarian: Niger
  • Belarusian: Нігер
  • Belarusian: Ніґер
  • Bengali: নাইজার
  • Bhojpuri: नाइजर
  • Bhojpuri: नाइज़र
  • Bhojpuri: नाईजर
  • Bishnupriya: নাইজের
  • Bosnian: Niger
  • Breton: Niger
  • Bulgarian: Нигер
  • Burmese: နိုင်ဂျာ
  • Burmese: နိုင်ဂျာနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Níger
  • Catalan: República del Níger
  • Cebuano: Niger
  • Central Bikol: Niger
  • Central Kurdish: نیجەر
  • Chavacano: Níger
  • Chechen: Нигер
  • Chinese: Niger
  • Chinese: Nírìěr
  • Chinese: 尼日
  • Chinese: 尼日尔
  • Chinese: 尼日爾
  • Cornish: Pow Nijer
  • Corsican: Nìger
  • Crimean Tatar: Niger
  • Croatian: Niger
  • Czech: Niger
  • Danish: Niger
  • Dhivehi: ނީޖަރު
  • Dimli (individual language): Nicer
  • Dinka: Nijer
  • Dotyali: नाइजर
  • Dutch: NE
  • Dutch: NER
  • Dutch: Niger
  • Eastern Mari: Нигер
  • Egyptian Arabic: نيجر
  • English: Republic Niger
  • English: Republic of Niger
  • English: Republic of The Niger
  • English: The Niger
  • English: ne
  • English: 🇳🇪
  • Esperanto: Niĝerlando
  • Esperanto: Niĝero
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Niĝerlando
  • Estonian: Niger
  • Estonian: Nigeri Vabariik
  • Ewe: Nidzɛ
  • Ewe: Niger
  • Ewe: Niger nutome
  • Extremaduran: Nigi
  • Faroese: Niger
  • Fiji Hindi: Niger
  • Finnish: Niger
  • Finnish: Nigerin tasavalta
  • French: NE
  • French: NIG
  • French: Niger
  • French: République du Niger
  • French: la République du Niger
  • French: ne
  • French: 🇳🇪
  • Fulah: Niiser
  • Fulah: Nijeer
  • Gagauz: Niger
  • Galician: Níxer
  • Ganda: Niger
  • Ganda: Nije
  • Georgian: ნიგერი
  • German: Niger
  • German: Republik Niger
  • Greek: Νίγηρ
  • Greek: Νίγηρας
  • Guarani: Níher
  • Guianese Creole French: Nijèr
  • Gujarati: નાઇજર
  • Gujarati: નાઈજર
  • Haitian: Nijè
  • Hakka Chinese: Niger
  • Hausa: Jamhuriyar Nijar
  • Hausa: Niger
  • Hausa: Nijar
  • Hebrew: ניגריה
  • Hebrew: ניז'ר
  • Hebrew: ניז׳ר
  • Hindi: नाइजर
  • Hungarian: Niger
  • Hungarian: Nigeri Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Níger
  • Ido: Nijer
  • Igbo: Niger
  • Iloko: Niger
  • Inari Sami: Niger
  • Inari Sami: Niger täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Niger
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Niger
  • Interlingue: Niger
  • Irish: An Nígir
  • Italian: Niger
  • Jamaican Creole English: Nijier
  • Japanese: ニジェール
  • Japanese: ニジェール共和国
  • Javanese: Niger
  • Javanese: Nigér
  • Kabiyè: Nizɛɛrɩ
  • Kabyle: Nnijer
  • Kalaallisut: Niger
  • Kalmyk: Нигермудин Орн
  • Kannada: ನೈಜರ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Niger
  • Kashmiri: Nījē
  • Kashmiri: नीजे
  • Kazakh: Нигер
  • Khmer: នីហ្សេរ
  • Kikuyu: Niger
  • Kikuyu: Nijeri
  • Kinyarwanda: Nigeri
  • Kirghiz: Нигер
  • Kirghiz: Нигер Республикасы
  • Kongo: Nijer
  • Korean: 니제르
  • Kotava: Nigera
  • Kurdish: Nîjer
  • Kurdish: نیجەر
  • Ladin: Niger
  • Ladino: Nijer
  • Lao: Niger
  • Lao: ໄນເຈີ
  • Latin: Niger
  • Latin: Nigritania
  • Latin: Res publica Nigritana
  • Latvian: Nigēra
  • Ligurian: Niger
  • Limburgan: Niger
  • Lingala: Nizer
  • Lingala: Nizɛrɛ
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Nijer
  • Literary Chinese: 尼日
  • Lithuanian: Nigeris
  • Livvi: Nigeru
  • Lombard: Niger
  • Low German: Niger
  • Low German: Republiek Niger
  • Low German: Republik Niger
  • Lower Sorbian: Niger
  • Luba-Katanga: Nijere
  • Luxembourgish: Niger
  • Macedonian: Нигер
  • Maithili: नाइजर
  • Malagasy: Niger
  • Malagasy: Nijera
  • Malay: Niger
  • Malayalam: നീഷർ
  • Malayalam: നൈജര്‍
  • Malayalam: നൈജർ
  • Maltese: Niġer
  • Manx: Yn Neegeyr
  • Maori: Ngāika
  • Marathi: नाइजर
  • Marathi: नायजर
  • Mazanderani: نیجر
  • Min Dong Chinese: Niger
  • Min Nan Chinese: Niger
  • Minangkabau: Niger
  • Mingrelian: ნიგერი
  • Mongolian: Нигер
  • Mongolian: Нижер
  • Moroccan Arabic: النيجر
  • Moroccan Arabic: نيجر
  • Nauru: Niger
  • Nepali: नाइजर
  • Nepali: नाईजर
  • Newari: नाइजर
  • North Ndebele: Niger
  • Northern Frisian: Niiger
  • Northern Luri: نیجر
  • Northern Sami: Niger
  • Northern Sami: Nigera dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Niger dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Niger
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Niger
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Niger
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Niger
  • Novial: Niger
  • Occitan (post 1500): Nigèr
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܢܝܓܪ
  • Oriya: ନାଇଜର
  • Oriya: ନାଇଜର୍
  • Oromo: Niijer
  • Ossetian: Нигер
  • Pali: नीजे
  • Pampanga: Niger
  • Pampanga: Níher
  • Panjabi: ਨਾਈਜਰ
  • Papiamento: Niger
  • Pedi: Niger
  • Persian: نیجر
  • Piemontese: Nìger
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Niijir
  • Polish: Niger
  • Portuguese: Categoria:Níger
  • Portuguese: Níger
  • Pushto: نایجر
  • Pushto: نایجېر
  • Quechua: Niqir
  • Romanian: Niger
  • Romansh: Niger
  • Rundi: Nijeri
  • Russia Buriat: Нигер
  • Russian: Нигер
  • Russian: Республика Нигер
  • Rusyn: Ніґер
  • Sakizaya: Niger
  • Samoan: Niger
  • Samogitian: Nigeris
  • Sango: Nizëre
  • Sanskrit: नीजे
  • Sardinian: Niger
  • Sardinian: Nixèr
  • Saterfriesisch: Niger
  • Scots: Niger
  • Scottish Gaelic: Niger
  • Scottish Gaelic: Nìgeir
  • Serbian: Niger
  • Serbian: Нигер
  • Serbo-Croatian: Niger
  • Shan: မိူင်းၼၢႆးၵျႃး
  • Shona: Niger
  • Sicilian: Niger
  • Silesian: Ńiger
  • Sindhi: نائيجر
  • Sinhala: නයිජර්
  • Skolt Sami: Nigeeʹr tääʹssväʹldd
  • Skolt Sami: Niger
  • Slovak: Niger
  • Slovenian: Niger
  • Somali: Nayjar
  • Somali: Nayjer
  • South Azerbaijani: نیجر
  • Southern Sotho: Niger
  • Spanish: Niger
  • Spanish: Níger
  • Spanish: Republica del Niger
  • Spanish: República del Níger
  • Sundanese: Niger
  • Swahili: Niger
  • Swahili: Nijeri
  • Swati: INayijari
  • Swedish: Niger
  • Swedish: Republiken Niger
  • Swiss German: Niger
  • Tagalog: Niger
  • Tagalog: Niyer
  • Tajik: Ниҷер
  • Tamil: நைஜர்
  • Tatar: Нигер
  • Telugu: నైజర్
  • Thai: ประเทศไนเจอร์
  • Thai: ไนเจอร์
  • Tibetan: ནའི་ཇར།
  • Tibetan: ནི་ཇར།
  • Tigrinya: ኒጀር
  • Tigrinya: ናይጀር
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Naisia
  • Tosk Albanian: Niger
  • Tsonga: Niger
  • Tunisian Arabic: النيجر
  • Turkish: Nijer
  • Turkmen: Niger
  • Udmurt: Нигер
  • Uighur: نىگېر
  • Ukrainian: Нігер
  • Ukrainian: Ніґер
  • Ukrainian: Республіка Нігер
  • Upper Sorbian: Niger
  • Urdu: Нигер
  • Urdu: نائجر
  • Uzbek: Niger
  • Venetian: Niger
  • Veps: Niger
  • Vietnamese: Ni-giê (Niger)
  • Vietnamese: Ni-giê
  • Vietnamese: Niger
  • Volapük: Nigerän
  • Võro: Niger
  • Waray (Philippines): Niger
  • Welsh: Niger
  • Western Frisian: Niger
  • Western Mari: Нигер
  • Western Panjabi: نائجر
  • Wolof: Niseer
  • Wu Chinese: 尼日爾
  • Yakut: Нигер
  • Yiddish: ניזשער
  • Yoruba: Nìjẹ̀r
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Nàìjá
  • Yue Chinese: 尼日爾
  • Zeeuws: Niher
  • Zhuang: Niger
  • Zulu: INayighe
  • Zulu: i-Niger
  • निगेर

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