Niger's flagLocation: West Africa
Official name: Republic of Niger
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1960 / 1960
Capital city: Niamey
Population: 15.9 million / 33 people per sq mile (13 people per sq km)
Total land area: 489,188 square miles (1,267,000 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Hausa, Djerma, Fulani, Tuareg, Teda, French (official language)
Main religions: Muslim 99%, Other (including Christian) 1%
Ethnic mix: Hausa 53%, Djerma and Songhai 21%, Tuareg 11%, Fulani 7%, Kanuri 6%, Other 2%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: CFA franc = 100 centimes
Literacy rate: 30%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2306 kilocalories

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