Estimate population 15,241,700 - Capital City Niamey
The Republic of Niger is a beautiful West African country surrounded by many other countries, having no coast line. Niger was part of French West Africa before it became independent in 1960. It is bordered by Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali. Niger has an area of 1,189,000 square kilometres (459,100 square miles).
Some Facts About Niger:
Official Name,Republic of Niger. Major Language, French (official). Highest Peak, Mount Greboun. Major River, Niger. Major Cities, Niamey, Zinder, Maradi, Tahoua. Monetary Unit, 1 CFA franc = 100 centimes.