Area 1,267,000 Km2
Population 17.116 Millions
HDI Rank 186 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Niamey
Demographic distribution Hausa, Djerma, Fulani and Tuareg.
Spoken languages French and Arabic are the official languages but local languages are widely spoken.
Religious beliefs Over 95% of the populations are Muslim.
Political regime
Head of State Mahamadou Issoufou (President), Brigi Rafini (Prime Minister)
Associations with International Organisations United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Union Economique et Monetaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA), International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF).
Investment Promotion Agency Centre de Promotion des Investissements au Niger
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook