Niger is an African country south of the Sahara. Niger is completely cut off from the sea and is bordered by Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali.

Official nameNiger
Surface1.267.000 km²
time differenceUTC +1
VolksliedLa Nigérienne

The country is named after the Niger River. Most of the population lives in the valley of this river. The north and center of Niger are dominated by the Sahara Desert and the transition area of ​​the Sahel.

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