Niger

World Rank 67 2.51 Niger flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Niamey
1,267,000 km 2
West African CFA franc (XOF)

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Introduction

The Republic of the Niger, which is the formal name for the country, is located in West Africa and its name comes from the Niger River. It is bordered by Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Bening, Malig, Algeria, and Burkina Faso. Since it is a landlocked nation, it doesn't have a direct connection to seas or oceans.

With a population of 24 million people in accordance with 2020 data, it was a sparsely populated nation. Its density was at around 12 people per square kilometer. We should also remember about the fact that it is one of the poorest countries in the world. Total GDP (PPP) is only $24.5 billion, which is $1,213 on average per citizen. 

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)