Niger or the Niger (/ n iː ˈ ʒ ɛər / or / ˈ n aɪ dʒ ər /; French: ), officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River.Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest.
Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a country in western Africa. The capital is Niamey, and the official language is French. It is surrounded by Algeria and Libya to the north, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, and Burkina Faso and Mali to the west. Niger is landlocked, meaning it has no coastline. Niger gets its name from the Niger River, whose name possibly comes from the Berber word "River of Rivers". The Mali Empire and the Songhai Empire both had lan
Niger was an important economic crossroads, and the empires of Songhai, Mali, Gao, and Kanem-Bornu, as well as a number of Hausa states, claimed control over portions of the area.
Nigra is the Latin feminine form of niger (black), used in biologic and anatomic names such as substantia nigra (black substance). The word niggardly (miserly) is etymologically unrelated to nigger, derived from the Old Norse word nig (stingy) and the Middle English word nigon.
Niger (pronoonced /ˈnaɪdʒər/ or /niːˈʒɛər/; French pronunciation: ), offeecially named the Republic o Niger, is a landlocked kintra in Wastren Africae, named efter the Niger River. It borders Nigerie an Benin tae the sooth, Burkina Faso an Mali tae the wast, Algerie an Libie tae the north an Chad tae the east.
Niger, oficial Republica Niger (în franceză République du Niger), este o țară din Africa de Vest, fara ieșire la mare, denumită astfel după fluviul Niger. Nigerul se mărginește cu Nigeria și Benin la sud, cu Burkina Faso și Mali la vest, cu Algeria și Libia la nord și cu Ciad la est. Resursele principale sunt: aurul, fierul, carbunele, uraniul și petrolul.
Niger has a history of good relations between the majority Muslim believers and the much smaller minority faiths. In 2008, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Niamey Mgr Michel Cartatéguy was quoted in the press as saying that Niger is one of the "best examples" of cohabitation and cooperation between Christians and Muslims.
The main rivers are the Niger and the Benue, which converge and empty into the Niger Delta. This is one of the world's largest river deltas, and the location of a large area of Central African mangroves. Nigeria's most expansive topographical region is that of the valleys of the Niger and Benue river valleys (which merge and form a Y-shape).
The Niger Army was created on 28 July 1960 by decree. At the time, the National Police was a subsection of the military. Initially, units of the army were created from three companies of the French Colonial Forces made of Nigerien soldiers officered by Frenchmen who agreed to take joint French-Nigerien citizenship.
The Niger national football team represents Niger in international football through the Nigerien Football Federation, a member of Confederation of African Football (CAF). Niger plays in the colors of the flag of Niger, white, green and orange.