National Symbols of Niger

Niger is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Algeria, Libya, Chad, . The capital of Niger is Niamey.

The official language is Arabic, Buduma, Fulfulde, Gourmanchéma and Hausa. and the West African CFA franc is the currency of the Niger. The domain is .ne and the country code is +227.

National day is celebrated on 18 Dec 1958. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Niger is no exception.

In Niger, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Nigerien people. Biere Niger is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Niger. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Nigerien symbol.

The country was founded by Hamani Diori. The current president of Niger is Mohamed Bazoum and Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou is the Prime Minister.

In Niger the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, C, D, E, F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Nigerien national anthem was written by Maurice Albert Thiriet and composed by Robert Jacquet and Nicolas Abel François Frionnet.

Country information

Official name(s) The Republic of Niger
Alternative name(s) Republic of the Niger (official, English)
Regional location Western Africa, southeast of Algeria
Country name etymology Named after the Niger River, from a native term Ni Gir or "River Gir" or from Tuareg n'eghirren ("flowing water")
Climate Desert; mostly hot, dry, dusty; tropical in extreme south
Terrain Predominately desert plains and sand dunes; flat to rolling plains in south; hills in north
Population 24,206,644
National Day 18 Dec 1958
Language(s) Arabic, Buduma, Fulfulde, Gourmanchéma and Hausa.
Religion Islam
Country code +227
Literacy rate 30.6%
Currency West African CFA franc
Capital city Niamey
ISO ISO
Domain(TLD) .ne
Ethnicity Gurma, Zarma, Kanuri, Toubou, Maouri, Kurtey, Wogo and Diffa Arabs
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Nigerien
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 1,267,000 km2 (489,000 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (WAT)
Average elevation 474 m (1,555 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Niger

Flag map of Niger

Motto of Niger

Fraternité, Travail, Progrès - "Fraternity, Work, Progress"

National animal of Niger

The National animal of Niger is Dama gazelle

National Animal of Niger - Dama gazelle

National flower of Niger

The National flower of Niger is Costus Spectabilis. Botanical name is Costus.

National flower of Niger - Costus Spectabilis

National bird of Niger

The National bird of Niger is Black-crowned crane

National bird of Niger - Black-crowned crane

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Nigerien Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Only a mother would carry the child that bites.

One who has been bitten by a snake lives in fear of worms.

One pebble doesn’t make a floor.

One goat cannot carry another goat’s tail.

One cry of “Thief!” and the whole marketplace is on the lookout.

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