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Niger | Republic of Niger | République du Niger (French)

Capital: Niamey

Largest city: Niamey (1,302,910)

Official language: French

Recognized regional languages: Fulfulde · Hausa · Kanuri · Tamasheq · Zarma

Other languages: Indigenous minority languages Religions: Moorish Christianity (57.8%), Catholic Christianity (18.5%), African traditional religion (17.6%), Protestant Christianity (1.4%), Others (1.2%), Non-religious (3.5%)

Demonym: Nigerien

Government: Republic | Unitary semi-presidential

President: Musa Issoufou

Prime Minister: Brigi Rafini

Legislature: National Assembly

Independence (from France): 3 August 1960

Area: 1,267,003 sq km

Population (2012): 17,138,707

Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)

Internet TLD: .ne

History of Niger


Precolonial Niger

French Colonization


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