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Niger

Niger Visiting this land-locked north African country, you will definitely be impressed by the changing landscape that will meet you. Volcanic mountains, green oases, waterfalls and desert cities like Agadez that gives you sandy streets and Sudanese architecture and a history of camel trains and slave traders.

Area: 1.287.305 Km²
Population: 10.355.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 8 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Niamey (392.000 pop.)
Major cities: Zinder 120.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Hausa 53%, Djerma 21%, Fulbe 10%, Tuareg 9%, Kanuri 4%, others 3%
Border countries: Libya and Algeria NORTH, Mali and Burkina Faso WEST, Benin and Nigeria SOUTH, Chad EAST

Principal mountains: Mount Gréboun 2310 m
Principal rivers: Niger 650 Km (nigerien tract, total 4184 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Chad 2000 Km² (nigerien pert, total 16.300 Km² average)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Desertic - arid

Language: French (official), Hausa
Religion: Sunni Muslim 80%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 24/4, 1/5, 3/8, 15/8, 18/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00227
GMT: +1

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