Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 sq km, making it the largest country in West Africa, with over 80 percent of its land area covered by the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of 17,138,707 is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the country. The capital city is Niamey, located in the far-southwest corner of Niger.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    13° 31′ 28″ N • of northern latitude
    2° 6′ 31″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    13.524484°; 2.108651°

Length of Niger from south to north is 1,313.457 kilometers, from west ot east – from 1,725.502 km on south to 1,615.736 km on north.

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