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Last update : 17 February 2019


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Capital : Niamey
Language :  French
Currency :  CFA franc
Population : 20 715 000
Area : 1 267 000 km2

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Niger facts

1. Independence from France was obtained on August 3, 1960.
2. The population density is 12 people / km2.
3. The country is 4 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 90%.
5. The longest river is Niger.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Niger.
7. Motto of the country – “Fraternity, Work, Progress”.
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9. The highest peak is Baguezane 2 022 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 23 °C, in July 27 °C.
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11. Niger is one of the least developed countries in the world.

12. The average annual income of 2/3 of the population is only $200.

13. It is one of the hottest countries in the world, its famous nickname is the “frying pan of the world”.

Author: Turyst

14. The remains of the “Nigersaurus” dinosaur, known for its long neck, were discovered in Niger.

15. Slavery was declared illegal only in May 2004.

16. Niger is one of the leading producers of uranium (about 7.5% of the global resource).

17. It occupies the first place in the number of children born by women (on average, about one woman has about 7.5 children), but also the second with the highest infant mortality rate.

Author: MR

18. The minimum wage is 30,047 francs per month (data from 2012).

Author: Daria

19. In Niger, an average person consumes about 0.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

20. The most beer is beer – 46%, then spirit – 41%, and wine – 13%.

Author: AlkoWorld

21. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

22. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

23. The average IQ level is 69.

Author: EduKacJa

24. In this country there are 80.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 16 098 291 people).

Author: Reebeka

25. The highest permitted speed of travel on the road is 50 km / h.

26. In 2013, 1,047 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

27. In this country, over 316,000 motor vehicles are registered (16 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

28. 28% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 1,590,000 people).

29. 81.7% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

30. In this country there are over 18 949 km of paved roads (0.03% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

31. In this country there are 30 airports, 10 of the paved surface.

Author: Marlène

32. In this country over 351 000 (2015) 951 548 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 05% of the population).

33. About 230 000 (2015) 440,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

34. The national top-level domain is .ne . There are over 330 websites with such an extension.

35. The most popular pages with the extension .ne are: google.ne, doubleclick.ne and fontaine.ne.

Author: http

36. The country has over $1,282,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.01% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

37. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $9,004,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $8,120,000,000 .

38. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 24.8% GDP, or around: $2,232 992,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 29.7% GDP, or around: $2,411,640,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $121.

39. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $2,983,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

40. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 4 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

41. The lowest temperature: -2.4 °C was measured in Bilma.

42. The highest temperature: 48.2 °C was measured in Bilma.

Author: weather

43. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

44. The average life expectancy in this country is 53.1 years (women – 53.6 years and men – 52.7 years).

Author: Wilga

45. In this country, women can get married at the age of 15, and men aged 18.

46. In this country, women having their first child on average 18.1 years old.

47. 10 women give birth to 68 children on average

Author: Nadia

48. The average age of people living in this country is 15.2 years old.

49. The country is around:
10,268,000 people (49.57%) in the age range 0-14 years.
9,900,000 people (47.79%) in the age range 15-64 years.
546 900 people (2.64%) over 65 years old.

50. In this country, about 941 000 children are born each year (4.5% of the population), and about 257,000 people die (1.2% of the population).

Author: Sara19

51. The lowest situated place in the country is the Niger River – 200 m above sea level.

Author: Klemens

52. There are 437820 km2 of agricultural land in Niger (35% of the country).

53. 7 people in 1000 possess firearms.

54. The highest situated city in the country is Inignaouei.

55. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1948.

56. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 24 days.

57. The country joined the UN on September 20, 1960.

Author: Statyk

58. The work week is 40 hours.

59. 22% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

60. 12411 km2 of the country is covered by forests (1%)

Author: Statyk

61. The last death penalty was made in 1976.

Author: Statyk

62. The unemployment rate is 0.4% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

63. Niger takes 108 place in the best world armies.

64. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 5,500 professional and 5,500 reservists.

65. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 0 tanks, 157 armored vehicles, 18 jet aircraft and 7 helicopters.

66. The army in 2018 was assigned over 85,000,000 dollars.

Author: Wojak

67. The tax on goods and services is 19% (2018).

68. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.5%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in Niger?
The highest peak in Niger is Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès (2022 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Niger?
Niger is the largest river in Niger.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Niger?
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What is the national dish?
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What Niger has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Niger?
Niger borders with such countries as: Algeria 956 km, Benin 266 km, Burkina Faso 628 km, Chad 1 175 km, Libya 354 km, Mali 821 km, Nigeria 1,497 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 15.2 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 30,047 francs per month (data from 2012).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Niger?
The population density is 16 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Fraternity, Work, Progress”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 48.2 ° C was measured in Bilma.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -2.4 ° C was measured in Bilma.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta