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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

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


Major Cities- Niamey – Tahoua – Maradi – Zinder - Dosso


Historic Sites

Sahara

Bilma Desert

Niger River

Zinder old capital until 1927

Famous ‘W’ National Park


Recreation and Outdoor Activities

Niger River

‘W’ National Park


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/LocationClimate and overall weather conditions

  • Landlocked

  • One of the hottest countries in the world

  • Northern four-fifths is desert, southern one-fifth is savanna


Transportation: trains, buses, cars, planes


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

French (official)

Hausa

Djerma


Food

  • rice

  • isu – spice boiled yams

  • dodo – fried plantains

  • efo – green stew

  • iyan – pounded yams and jollof rice


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

  • Recurring droughts

  • Dirt build ups

Dirt mounds

drought


  • 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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