Niger flag information
Description flag of Niger
three equal horizontal bands of orange (top), white and green with a small orange disk (representing the sun) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of India, which has a blue spoked wheel centered in the white band
Related country flags
Official country name
Republic of Niger
Republique du Niger (long)
Nigerien(s) (noun) Niger (adjective)
French (official), Hausa, Djerma
13,272,679 ranked 68, (data 2008)
one of the hottest countries in the world; northern four-fifths is desert, southern one-fifth is savanna, suitable for livestock and limited agriculture. The lowest point is Niger River 200 m.
5,697km, Algeria 956 km, Benin 266 km, Burkina Faso 628 km, Chad 1,175 km, Libya 354 km, Mali 821 km, Nigeria 1,497 km.
8 regions (regions, singular - region) includes 1 capital district* (communite urbaine); Agadez, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Niamey*, Tahoua, Tillaberi, Zinder
3 August 1960 (from France)