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About Niger

Republic of Niger

  • Area: 1,186,408 sq km. ┬áSahara desert in center and north. Only the southwest and a narrow strip along the Nigerian border in the south are savannah grasslands.
  • Population: 15,891,482
  • Annual Growth: 3.94%
  • Capital: Niamey
  • Urbanites: 16.7%
  • Human Development Index Rank 2010: 167 of 169 (UN Human Development Reports 2010)
  • Peoples: 38
  • Official language: French. Language of wider communication is Hausa
  • Languages: 21
  • Largest Religion: Muslim

informative links

CIA Fact Sheet

National Geographic

Operation World

World Vision Info Page

missions, ministries, and organizations

working in Niger

(this is not a comprehensive list)