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Republic of Niger
  • République du Niger  (French)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
  • "Fraternité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
  • "Fraternity, Work, Progress"
Anthem: La Nigérienne
Location of  Niger  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Niger  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Niamey
13°32′N2°05′E / 13.533°N 2.083°E / 13.533; 2.083
Official languagesFrench
National languages
DemonymNigerien/nɪrɪˈɛn/or/nˈʒɛəriən/ [1][2]
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
 - PresidentMahamadou Issoufou
 - Prime MinisterBrigi Rafini
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from France
 - Declared3 August 1960 
Area
 - Total1,267,000 km2 (22nd)
489,678 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.02
Population
 - 2012 census17,138,707
 - Density12.1/km2
31.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
 - Total$11.632 billion[3]
 - Per capita$771[3]
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
 - Total$6.022 billion[3]
 - Per capita$399[3]
Gini (1995)50.5
high
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.337[4]
low ·187th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+1)
Drives on theright[5]
Calling code+227
ISO 3166 codeNE
Internet TLD.ne
a.Lowest ranked.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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