Independence Day3 August 1960
Official LanguageFrench
Capital CityNiamey
Proven Oil Reserves 2018802.12 million  barrels
Proven gas reserves 201824.175 million cubic meters
Crude oil production as at 201944,044,893.31 barrels
Natural gas production as at 2019192,215,345.77 cubic meters
GDP (2018)7,121,376 million CFA Francs (12.717 billion USD)
Per capita income 2018   563.1 $US


Niger gained independence on August 3, 1960 like most of the states of West Africa. The official language is French. Niger has approximately 22.44 million inhabitants in 2018. Niger shelters its capital Niamey in its western part along the river of the same name, and is subdivided into eight regions which are: Niamey, Agadez, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Tahoua, Tillabéry and Zinder. Niger is a predominantly desert country and has three climatic zones which are the northern zone or Saharan zone, the central zone or Sahelian zone and the southern zone known as the Sudanian zone. The rainfall varies according to the zones from zero to 800 mm per year. Hydrology is made up of the Niger river and its tributaries (Sirba, etc.), Lake Chad, Lake Madarounfa, Telwa River, Dallols Bosso, Majia rivers, Maradi and Kaba rivers. The currency used is the CFA franc. The area of ​​Niger is estimated at1,266,491 km² with a density of 17.01 inhabitants per square kilometer. The main activities of the populations are, agriculture, breeding, fishing and handicrafts. Exports include Petroleum, Uranium, Gold, cattle, bake, onion, bell pepper, fish, handicrafts and precious stones. A mining country, Niger occupies the fourth place in the production of Uranium in the world.



H.E. Mahamane Sani MAHAMADOU

Ministre du Pétrole, de l’Energie et des Energies Renouvelables

Mr. Salissou MOUSSA 

APPO Executive Board Member


General Manager, SONIDEP

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