Niger

General Information about Niger

Niger was named after the Niger River and is found in western Africa. Niger is landlocked between Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Algeria. Niger's capital city Niamey is home to around 675,000 of the national 12,890,000 population and lies on the Niger River which runs from Mali through Niger and south through Nigeria.

The official Nigerien language is French with Hausa and Djerma also spoken. The majority of the population follow Muslim beliefs. Niger is one of the world least-developed countries and is mainly made up of desert. The Parc National Du W Du Niger which Niger shares with Benin and Burkina Faso is found on the west bank of the Niger River and is home to diverse and unique species of animal.

Agadez is one of the most interesting and poplular town in Niger for visitors. It has beautiful sandy streets and architecture including the Grande Mosquée which has been there since the 16th century.

Climate

Find Out About The Climate In Niger

Niger has a desert like climate and is known to have one of the hottest climate's in the world. Rainfall is rare in Niger and is thought to evaporate before it hits the ground. February through to May sees temperatures rising to 30+ degrees while in May the average low is 42 degrees at Nguigmi. July and August are the wettest months with an average rainfall of 0.79 inches in the eastern parts of Niger. Where as in the northern regions rainfall is slightly higher with an average of 10 inches. January is the best month to visit with averages of 30 degrees and cool evenings.

Geography

Geographical Information On Niger

Officially known as the Republic of Niger, and was formally a state within the French Community, and announced their independence on the third of August 1960. Niger's highest point is Mount Greboun which rises to over 1,944 metres and is situated in Air Massif. Niger has only one major river The Niger which extends across the country for over 550 kilometres. Much the terrain in Niger is desert plains and sand dunes as well as some hills in the north.

Economy

Learn About The Economy In Niger

Niger is often considered as one of the poorest countries in the world and received over 341 million dollars in financial aid from many countries in 1997. Niger is amongst the least developed countries in the world and is thought to be a perfect example of a fourth world country. However the agricultural industry is a great support to the economy, contributing ove 41 percent with the main produces being cotton, peanuts, millet, rice as well as livestock and poultry. The official currency is the Communaute Financiere Africaine.

Hotels in Niger

* La Tapoa Hotels* Niamey Hotels


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