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Learn more about Niger.
Flag of Niger Niger
Population: 11,360,538 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Niamey
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An Introduction to Niger
Not until 1993, 33 years after independence from France, did Niger hold its first free and open elections. A 1995 peace accord ended a five-year Tuareg insurgency in the north. Coups in 1996 and 1999 were followed by the creation of a National Reconciliation Council that effected a transition to civilian rule by December 1999. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa.

Niger map

Map of Niger ( Location ) : 16 00 N, 8 00 E, Western Africa, southeast of Algeria. For additional reports and educational information specific to Niger, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Nigerien Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of orange (top), white, and green with a small orange disk (representing the sun) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of India, which has a blue spoked wheel centered in the white band.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Niger.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.67%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 42.38 yrs - Male
    • 41.97 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 22,400 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 125,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 680,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ne

Did you know ... People from Niger are called Nigeriens
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook