Where is Niger?

Niger is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 17.607789 and longitude 8.081666 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 17° 36' 28.04'' N
  • 8° 4' 54.00'' E

You can see the location of Niger on the world map below:

Niger Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Niger (NE) are:

  1. Algeria (DZ)
  2. Benin (BJ)
  3. Burkina Faso (BF)
  4. Chad (TD)
  5. Libya (LY)
  6. Mali (ML)
  7. Nigeria (NG)

Niger is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Pin showing Niger on a map

Niger (the) Related Content

Niger Key Facts

CountryNiger (the)
CoordinatesLatitude: 17.607789
Longitude: 8.081666
Country CodesAlpha 2: NE
Alpha 3: NER
Country Flag Emoji🇳🇪
Int. Phone Prefix+227
Capital cityNiamey
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Northern Africa
Country Area1,267,000 sq km
Population 202125,130,810
World Rank: 56
Median Age14.5
Life expectancy61.6
Major languagesFrench
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+01:00
Internet TLD.ne
Biggest AirportDiori Hamani International Airport (Niamey)
Average temperature32.00 °C
89.60 °F
Administrative Divisions1 urban community 7 departments
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Niger Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyCFA Franc (XOF)
GDP in 2020$13.7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 131
GDP per capita in 2020$568
World Rank: 186
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, France, United Arab Emirates, India, United States
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand

Biggest Cities in Niger

Here are the largest cities in Niger based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Niamey 1,026,848
Maradi 267,249
Zinder 235,605
Agadez 117,770
Tahoua 115,956
Arlit 78,651
Birnin Konni 65,252
Dosso 58,671
Gaya 45,465
Diffa 30,988

Map of Niger with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region