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Where is Niger Located?

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The given Niger location map shows that Niger is located in the western part of Africa. Niger map also shows that it is a landlocked country and it shares its international boundaries with Algeria and Libya in the north and Chad in the east, Nigeria and Benin in the south, and Burkina Faso and Mali in the west.
Geographically, the country is quite big with the total area 1 267 000 Sq Km; however, about 80 percent of the area falls under the Sahara Desert. The capita city is Niamey and major percentage of people live around the capital city. Hence, the economy of the country is concentrated around subsistence and some export agriculture clustered in the more fertile region i.e. south. Besides, Niger exports raw materials especially uranium ore.

The government type of Niger is semi-presidential system. Moreover, the climate type of Niger is subtropical climate characterized with mainly very hot and dry. This is the reason that large area of country have desert.

Niger Quick Facts
Continent Africa
Where is Located Niger is a country located in the West Africa
Coordinates 7.6219° N, 6.9743° E
Capital Niamey
Largest City Niamey
Neighboring Countries Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Nigeria
Administrative divisions8 regions
Area 1,267,000 sq km (489,678 sq miles)
Official Language French, Hausa, Djerma
Currency West African CFA franc
ISO Alpha-2 CodeNE
ISO Alpha-3 Code NER
ISO Numeric Code562
GDP $900 (2012 est.)
Calling code 227
Time Zone WAT (UTC+1)
Internet TLD .ne