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Niger Facts

  • Name: Niger
    (long form) Republic of Niger
  • Capital City: Niamey (1,302,910 pop.)
  • Niger Population: 16,899,327 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    West African CFA franc
    5000 West African Francs
  • Ethnicity: Haoussa 55.4%, Djerma Sonrai 21%, Tuareg 9.3%, Peuhl 8.5%, Kanouri Manga 4.7%, other 1.2%
  • GDP total: $13.34 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), Hausa, Djerma
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Niamey, Zinder, Maradi, Alaghsas, Tahoua
  • Name: From a native term Ni Gir meaning flowing water, the country is named after the Niger River.
  • National Day: December 18
  • Religion: Muslim 80%, other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%
  • Symbols

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.