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Republic of the Niger

  • République du Niger  (French)
Motto: 
  • "Fraternité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
  • "Fraternity, Work, Progress"
Location of Niger (dark green)
Location of Niger (dark green)
Capital
and largest city
Niamey
13°32′N2°05′E / 13.533°N 2.083°E / 13.533; 2.083
Official languagesFrench
National languages[1]
Demonym(s)Nigerien (/nˈʒɛəriən/ [2]
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialrepublic
Mahamadou Issoufou
Brigi Rafini
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence 
from France
• Declared
3 August 1960
Area
• Total
1,267,000 km2 (489,000 sq mi) (21st)
• Water (%)
0.02
Population
• 2018 estimate
22,442,831 (57th)
• 2012 census
17,138,707
• Density
12.1/km2 (31.3/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$23.475 billion[3] (140th)
• Per capita
$1,213[4] (183rd)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$9.869 billion[5] (136th)
• Per capita
$510[6] (179th)
Gini (2014)Negative increase 34.0[7]
medium · 70th
HDI (2018)Increase 0.377[8]
low · 189th
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Driving sideright[9]
Calling code+227
ISO 3166 codeNE
Internet TLD.ne
  1. Lowest ranked.

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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