|Time zone:||GMT +1 (West Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Other languages:||Hausa, Tuareg, Djerma, Fulani|
Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF)|
€1 = CAF655, $1 = CAF0.00, £1 = CAF781
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.ne||International Dialling Code: 227|
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Further information on Niger
Discover more about Niger - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 1,267,000 sq km (300 sq km under water)
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Climate: Mostly a desert climate with hot, dry and dusty conditions but there is a tropical climate in the extreme south.
Highest mountain: Mont Bagzane (2,022m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Niger from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Hybrid regime||115/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||127/179|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||46/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||103/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Niger Status: Independent Country
Population: 17,466,172 (rank: 62/196) Density: 13.7 people/sq km (rank: 176/196)
Ethnic groups: Haoussa 55.4%, Djerma Sonrai 21%, Tuareg 9.3%, Peuhl 8.5%, Kanouri Manga 4.7%, other 1.2% (2001 census)
Religions: Muslim 80%, other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%
GDP (PPP): $13.98 billion GDP per capita: $800 (rank: 189/195)