Niger
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The Niger’s flag was adopted on November 23, 1959. The Flag’s colors are green, white, orange. The orange band represents the Sahara Desert, the white band, savanna, and the green band, grasslands. In the middle, the orange circle represents the sun.

Facts


  • President of Niger is Tandja Mamadou since 1999
    Map of Niger
    Map of Niger

  • The prime minister is Ali Badjo Gamatié since 2009

  • Capital of Niger is Niamey;it is the largest city also

  • Niger is about 4/5 of alaska

  • The goverment of Niger is Republic

  • Named after the Niger River






Climate

  • Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world

  • Mostly hot and dry

  • South of Niger is there is tropical climate

  • Niger is mostly dessert

Natural Resources


  • Uranium external image 39197167_gold.jpg
  • Coal
  • Iron ore
  • Tin
  • Phoshates
  • Gold
  • Molybdenum
  • Gypsum
  • Salt
  • Petroleum

Religion

  • Islam and Christianity the religions practiced in Niger

  • 90% is Islam and 10% is Christianity

  • Mostly the wealthy people of Niger follow Christianity

  • Niger maintains a liberal policy of religious tolerance allowing anybody to practice any religion they want


Population


    • Population is 15,329,005
    • Birth Rate is 50.16 births/1,000 population
    • Death Rate is 20.51 deaths/1,000 population
    • Population Growth Rate is 2.898%
    • Net Migration Rate is -0.58 migrant(s)/1,000 population
    • Infant Morality Rate is 124.9 deaths/1,000 live births
    • Life Expectancy at birth is 41.27 years

Languages


  • French is the official language

  • Other languages are Huasa,Djerma,Tamajaq,and Fulfulde

Literency


  • Any person 15 or older can read and write

  • Male 42.9%

  • Female 15.1%

Industries


  • Uranium Mining
  • Cement
  • Brick
  • Soap
  • Textiles
  • Food Processing
  • Chemicals
  • Slaughterhouses


Curarency/Exchange Rate is 481.35 per dollar


Education


  • Ages go to 7 to 15

  • The majority of girls them will not attend school for more than a couple years external image 1farming.jpg

  • About 60% of the men will finish primary school

  • The enrollment rate and attendence rate is really low

  • Lowest literency rate in the world

Agriculture

  • Niger agriculture is limited to the one fifth of the region
  • The economy of this country depends on Niger Agriculture
  • Millet
  • Sorghum
  • Rice
  • Cassava
  • Sugar canes
  • Onions
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cow peas
  • Rainfall deterimines the outcome for crop


Location

Niger is surrounded by Algeria and Libya in the north.Nigeria and Benin in the south;Burkina and Mali in the west.Lastly,Chad is in the east
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The total area of Niger is 1.267 million sq km

Terrain


  • Derserts and sand dunes

  • Hills are in the north

  • Plains in the south

Land Use


arable land: 11.43%

permanent crops: 0.01%

other: 88.56%
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Suffrage


18 years of age

GDA Per capita


  • Stayed the same since 3 years

  • $700 (U.S. Money)

Unemployment


N/A%

Ethic Groups


Haoussa 55.4%, Djerma Sonrai 21%, Tuareg 9.3%, Peuhl 8.5%, Kanouri Manga 4.7%, other 1.2%

Natural Hazards

Droughts

Enviromental Issues

Soil erosion- you can't farm

Diseases spreading-Aids

Imports

Foodstuffs, machinery, vehicles and parts, petroleum and cereals


Labor Force by Occupation


agriculture: 90%
industry: 6%
services: 4%

Independence

August 3,1960 gained full independence

Economic Overview

Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world.In a program which the poor countries need help by the United States.

Exports

Uranium,livestock,cowpeas,onoins,cotton

illicit Drugs

cocaine

Internet Access

http://www.uneca.org/aisi/nici/country_profiles/niger/niginter.htm

Backround

Niger became independent in 1961
Alot of droughts in Niger
Natural resources are a big factor of exporting
Men try to make a living out of farming

Why would you come to Niger?

Muslim feastivals are are fun and you can witness great sights happening.When they are happening many resturants are closed during the day.Tons of great food and dancing.Night clubs also swimming pools.If you go to Niger swimming wouldnt be a bad idea.They celebrate 20 different holidays.You can cheap and big hotels that are nice.They also have bars that are classy.

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Timeline

1990-A Foreign devlopment aid with 270 million for the year
1993-Elected first democratic leader
1999-First round of the presidential election was performed
2001-The Foreign devlopment plan was at 190 million for the year
2002-Recorded that 90% of people are Muslim
2003-Made slaverly illegal
2005-3.5 million people were in need of food
2006-H5N1was a big case and was the second country to get this virus
2008-Landmines exploded during a event killing 1 person but wounding 40 other people
2009-Joined the West Africa Nation treaty