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Niger

Map & Flag of Niger

Introduction

Niger is a landlocked country bordered in the north by Libya, Chad to the East, Nigeria in the south, Benin and Burkina Fasso in the southwest, Mali in the west and Algeria in the Northwest.

Two-thirds of Niger is desert with much of the of the northeastern part of the country being uninhabitable. The remaining third of the country is savannah, suitable mainly for raising livestock and limited agriculture. In the north-central region is the volcanic Air Massif, attaining heights of up to 5,900 ft.

The Niger River flows for 300 miles along the south-west border, permitting the cultivation of various crops. A portion of Lake Chad is situated in the eastern part of the country.


The Africa Guide's recommended book
The Rough Guide to West Africa   Niger Bradt Travel Guide   (amazon.com) - USA    (amazon.co.uk) - UK
by Jolijn Geels
A travel guide dedicated to Niger. Providing coverage of Niamey, Zinder, Maradi, Massif de L'Air and Tenere desert, it features the ethnic groups, the Hausa, the Peul and the Tuareg and vocabulary and phrases. It covers Niger culture and religion, Islam and animism, and social and ecological issues.

The Africa Guide's recommended Map
Niger - Sheet Map   Niger - Sheet map    (Maps Worldwide)
Full colour - Institut Geographique National (IGN) - Countries and Cities of the World
General road and relief map with index and town plans

 
 
   
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