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Niger

Facts and stats about Niger

16.9 million

Population. Ranked 63th in 2013.

$382.83

GDP per capita. Ranked 174th in 2012.

Borders

Algeria 956 km, Benin 266 km, Burkina Faso 628 km, Chad 1,175 km, Libya 354 km, Mali 821 km, Nigeria 1,497 km
Largest city Niamey - 398,265
Capital city Niamey - 398,265
Major language French (official), Arabic, Hausa, Songhai
Major religion Islam, indigenous beliefs
Monetary unit Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Central Bank of the West African States
Alternative names Republic of Niger, Niger, Republique du Niger
Groups Former French colonies, Hot countries, Landlocked countries, Least Developed Countries, Muslim countries, Sparsely populated countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Niger

Niger ranked first for birth rate amongst Hot countries in 2013.
Niger ranked first for total fertility rate globally in 2013.
Niger ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
Niger has had the highest fertility > birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people since 1986.
Niger has had the highest illiteracy rates by sex > aged 15+ since 1980.
Niger ranked first for arable land > hectares per capita amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
Niger has had the highest illiteracy rates by sex > aged 15+ > women since 1980.
Niger ranked first for population growth rate amongst Former French colonies in 2013.
Niger has ranked last for personal computers > per capita since 1997.
Niger has ranked in the top 2 for population > population growth, past and future since 2016.
Niger has had the highest illiteracy rates by sex > aged 15+ > men since 1980.

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It will get better. God has a plan for them.

Posted on 02 May 2009

Chris owen John

Chris owen John

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