Category: About Niger

History

1958: The year it all started As an entity Niger begun existing in 1958 taking advantage of the new French Constitution of 1956. At first it was an autonomous state within the French Community...

Size

The 24th parallel marks the northern extent of Niger. The country extends all the way to the 11th parallel to the south, stretching between the same Meridian that passes through Greenwich called “prime meridian”...

Map

In terms of Geography, Niger is located at the Western part of Africa, completely landlocked and surrounded by Algeria to the Northwest, Libya to the Northeast, Chad to the East, Mali and Burkina Faso...

Population

17,138,707 As counted in 2016, this number represents how many people inhabit the land of Niger. Statistically this means that 12.1 persons live per square kilometer, or 31.2 take up the space of one...

Languages

Niger belongs to the African countries that kept the language of the colonial force that occupied them as the official language used by the government, the public services and for the relations with foreign...

Religion

First of all let’s mention that Niger is officially a religious free country with this freedom, along with the complete separation between religion and State, protected and defined by the Constitution of 2010. It...

Politics

Niger’s coat of arms Niger is a Democratic Republic. The executive power is shared by the President who is elected for a 5-year term and the Prime Minister who is appointed by the President....

States

The administrative division of Niger Niger is divided into 7 Regions with the Capital Niamey being designated as a separate 8th region much like Washington D.C. In alphabetical order, these 7 regions, along with...