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Niger

République du Niger (Republic of Niger)
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Factsheet

  • Capital: Niamey

  • Population estimate, 2015: 19.90 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 908

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.348/188

  • Internet domain extension: .ne

Civil Aviation

There is an international airport at Niamey (Diori Hamani Airport), which handled 154,460 passengers in 2009 and 3,327 tonnes of freight. In 2010 there were international flights to Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Algiers, Bamako, Casablanca, Cotonou, Dakar, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Paris and Tripoli as well as domestic flights; nine airlines flew to Niamey in 2010.

Climate

Precipitation determines the geographical division into a southern zone of agriculture, a central zone of pasturage and a desert-like northern zone. The country lacks water, with the exception of the southwestern districts, which are watered by the Niger and its tributaries, and the southern zone, where there are a number of wells. Niamey, 95 °F (35 °C). Annual rainfall varies from 22″ (560 mm) in the south to 7″ (180 mm) in the Sahara zone. The rainy...

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