Full Name Republic of Niger
Capital Niamey
Form of Government Parliamentary Democracy
Date of Independence 3 August, 1960
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 1,267,000 km2 (22nd)
489,678 sq mi
Total Population (2008 estimate) 13,272,679
Time Zone WAT (UTC+1)
Currency West African CFA Franc
GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $4.174 billion
GDP Per Capita $312
Human Development Index .374
Languages French, Hausa, Fulfulde, Gulmancema,
Kanuri, Zarma, Tamasheq
Etnic Groups
Religions 90% Islam
Principal Cities
TV station Télé Sahel

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