Niger

The Republic of Niger

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Capital: Niamey

Population: 16.6 million

Land area: 1.27 million sq km (489,000 sq miles)

Major languages: French (official), Hausa, Songhai, Arabic

Major religions: Islam, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 55 years (men), 56 years (women)

Currency: CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc

Sources: UN, World Bank, BBC