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: Pbsouthwood, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the second largest city in Niger and the administrative centre of . Photo:, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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

, 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.


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.


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