Country: Niger

Population: 12,894,865

Capital: Niamey

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XOF)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: French (official), Hausa, Djerma

Ethnic Breakdown: Haoussa 55.4%, Djerma Sonrai 21%, Touareg 9.3%, Peuhl 8.5%, Kanouri Manga 4.7%, other 1.2%

Religion: Muslim 80%, other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%

Major Cities:

Phone Country Code: 227

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: December - February

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, b, c, d, e, f

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Peanuts are Niger's largest crop export.