Are Niger and Nigeria one country


Semi-Presidential Republic
independent since 1960


West africa


1,267,000 km²

Local name:





Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa. The land has a total area of ​​1,267,000 km². This land mass is roughly 3.6 times the size of Germany. This makes Niger one of the largest countries in Africa and the 22nd largest country in the world. It is comparatively low at an average height of 474 meters above sea level.

There is no access to the open sea. There are direct national borders with the 7 neighboring countries Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali and Nigeria. The distance between Berlin and the capital Niamey is approximately 4,460 km.

Current time in Niger:


May 2021

West Africa Time (WAT) applies across the country in Niger. Unlike in Germany, however, there is no summer time here. So there is a time difference of 0 hours in winter. In summer, however, the time difference is -1 hours.
Sunrise + sunset

The climate in Niger

In Niger, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. There is no difference between the seasons as there is in Central Europe. The length of the day hardly fluctuates and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also smaller. The average maximum daily temperatures are between 31 and 41 degrees, depending on the season. In some parts of the country, the values ​​can reach up to 43 degrees during the day. In the colder months, depending on the region, the temperature drops down to 15 ° C in the monthly mean.

Average day and night temperatures

The main cities

Political indicators

(Based on the World Bank's "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project)

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Death penalty:exposed for over 10 years

Existing trade agreements