Niger profile   2012-01-17 15:19:41            

Full name: The Republic of Niger

Population: 16 million (UN, 2011)

Capital: Niamey Area: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)

Major languages: French (official), Arabic, Hausa, Songhai

Major religions: Islam, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 55 years (men), 56 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes

Main exports: Uranium, livestock products

GNI per capita: US $370 (World Bank, 2010)

Internet domain: .ne International dialling code: +227

Editor: Chen Zhi
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