flag Niger Niger: Statistical Overview

Capital: Niamey


Total Population: 26,207,977
Natural Increase: 3.7%
Density: 20 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 16.9%
Ethnic Origins: The population consists of about 55% Hausa, 18% Djerma Songrai, 10% Tuareg, 8% Fulani, 6% Kanuri Manga and 3% other ethnic groups. (National Institute of Statistics of Niger)
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: Arabic, Hausa, Djerma, Kanuri, Fulfulde, Tamajaq, Zarma
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim 80%, Others (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%.
Literacy Rate: 28.7%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)

Country Overview

Area: 1,267,000 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
The biggest uranium resources in the world.
HDI*: 0.348/1
HDI (World Rank): 188/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Niger, dial 00
To call Niger, dial +227
Internet Suffix: .ne
Telephone Lines: 0.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 1.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 14.4% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,9313,1093,5573,6842,287
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,1261,1161,2121,0291,097
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,0691,0761,2081,242n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 261222279295n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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