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 square mile. And the statistics would be wrong as the vast majority is gathered around the fertile lands of the south leaving the north almost uninhabited and the south as densely populated as areas like Hong Kong, Macau and the sort.
Here are some other interesting population statistics:
|Population growth per year||3.3%|
|Children per mother||7.1%|
|Population under 15 years of age||49%|
|Population over 65 years of age||2.7%|
|Population distribution||21% Urban