Niger travel guide



Niger is located in Sub-Saharan Africa part of Africa. It's total area is 1.3M km² and 0.8% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 26M. 16.9% lives in cities whereas 83.1% lives in rural areas.
Niger or the Niger ( nee-ZHAIR, NY-jər, French: [niʒɛʁ]), officially the Republic of the Niger (French: République du Niger, Hausa: Jamhuriyar Nijar), is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is a unitary state bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. It covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2 (490,000 sq mi), making it the second-largest landlocked country in West Africa, after Chad. Over 80% of its land area lies in the Sahara. Its predominantly Muslim population of about 25 million live mostly in clusters in the further south and west of the country. The capital Niamey is located in Niger's southwest corner.

It is listed in the least developed countries group and is also one of the poorest countries in the world by GDP per capita. Some non-desert portions of the country underwent periodic drought and desertification. The economy is concentrated around subsistence agriculture, with some export agriculture in the more fertile south, and export of raw materials, including uranium ore. It faces challenges to development due to its landlocked position, desert terrain, higher fertility rates without birth control and resulting population growth.The society reflects a diversity drawn from the independent histories of some ethnic groups and regions and their period living in a single state. Historically, Niger has been on the fringes of some states. Since independence, Nigeriens have lived under 5 constitutions and 3 periods of military rule. After the military coup in 2010, Niger became a multi-party state. A majority of the population lives in rural areas.

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💬 Languages

French is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is West African CFA franc [1 USD = 599.295 XOF].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Niger, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %2.052226476]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 379 ATM's in Niger.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 192K tourists arrived to Niger. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Niger economy with a total of 114M $ income (%7.9).

📱 Bandwidth

Broadband is 🐌slow with 5.12 Mbps.

Broadband (0.19 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 27 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (November, December and January) average is ☀️ 21 °C and hot. Current season (fall) is 🔥 28 °C and very hot.
Yearly average27 °C 🔥
3 month average21 °C ☀️
Spring average30 °C 🔥
Summer average31 °C 🔥
Fall average28 °C 🔥
Winter average21 °C ☀️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 16B $ and with %6.2 increase GNI per capita was 610 $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %4.2.

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