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Niger. by: Ross Vinson. Map. Libya. Algeria. Mali. Chad. Nigeria. Camer. Benin. Burkina Faso. Capital of Niger. capital. Geography / Landforms. Plateau du Djado. Mt Greboun. National Natural Reserve de l’Air et du Tenere. Tenere Desert. Niger River. Bilma Desert.

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niger

Niger

by: Ross Vinson

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Map

Libya

Algeria

Mali

Chad

Nigeria

Camer

Benin

Burkina Faso

geography landforms
Geography / Landforms

Plateau du Djado

Mt Greboun

National Natural Reserve

de l’Air et du Tenere

Tenere Desert

Niger River

Bilma Desert

historic sites
Historic Sites

Sahara

Bilma Desert

Niger River

Zinder old capital until 1927

Famous ‘W’ National Park

recreation and outdoor activities
Recreation and Outdoor Activities

Niger River

‘W’ National Park

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Flag
  • The orange band denotes the drier northern regions of the Sahara
  • White stands for purity and innocence
  • Green symbolizes hope and the fertile and productive southern and western areas, as well as the Niger River
  • The orange disc represents the sun and the sacrifices made by the people
setting location climate and overall weather conditions
Setting/LocationClimate and overall weather conditions
  • Landlocked
  • One of the hottest countries in the world
  • Northern four-fifths is desert, southern one-fifth is savanna
arts and culture
Arts and Culture
  • Theater and cinema play major roles in showing the social troubles of Nigeria.

National Museum

open-air cinema

Sultan’s Palace

languages
Languages

French (official)

Hausa

Djerma

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Food
  • rice
  • isu – spice boiled yams
  • dodo – fried plantains
  • efo – green stew
  • iyan – pounded yams and jollof rice
extra info
Extra Info
  • Niger only has an Army and Air Force
  • 8,800-43,000 Nigerians live under conditions of traditional slavery
  • Total fertility rate: #1
    • 7.6 children born/woman
  • Infant mortality rate: #3
    • 112.22 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Nearly half of residents are below 15 years of age
natural hazards
Natural Hazards
  • Recurring droughts
  • Dirt build ups

Dirt mounds

drought

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Life expectancy – 53.4 years
  • Major religion – Muslim 80%
  • Largest ethnic group – Haoussa 55.4%
  • Top 3 imports:
    • Foodstuffs, machinery, vehicles & parts
  • Top 3 exports:
    • Uranium ore, livestock, cowpeas
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