flag Niger Niger: Introduction

Capital: Niamey


Total Population: 24,206,636
Natural Increase: 3.8%
Density: 19 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 16.6%
Ethnic Origins: The population consists of about 55% Hausa, 18% Djerma Songrai, 10% Tuareg, 8% Fulani, 6% Kanuri Manga and 3% other ethnic groups. (National Institute of Statistics of Niger)
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: Arabic, Hausa, Djerma, Kanuri, Fulfulde, Tamajaq, Zarma
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim 80%, Others (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%.
Literacy Rate: 28.7%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)

Country Overview

Area: 1,267,000 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
The biggest uranium resources in the world.
HDI*: 0.348/1
HDI (World Rank): 188/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Niger, dial 00
To call Niger, dial +227
Internet Suffix: .ne
Telephone Lines: 0.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 1.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 14.4% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 1,6501,9522,2812,3262,378
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,0501,2061,2021,126998
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,0359711,0781,0611,157
Exports of Services (million USD) 252204225237206

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data


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