Geography in Niger

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Geography in Niger


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:NE
  
Iso3:NER

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Area in Niger


Surface area

1 267 000 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 21 in the world of 233 (91,42%); 6 in Africa from 56 (91,07%)

Land area

1 266 700 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 20 in the world of 230 (91,74%); 5 in Africa from 54 (92,59%)

Territorial waters

300 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 128 in the world of 153 (16,99%); 34 in Africa from 40 (17,50%)

Land use in Niger


Land area

1 266 700 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 20 in the world of 230 (91,74%); 5 in Africa from 54 (92,59%)

Agricultural land

35,35 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 109 in the world of 208 (48,08%); 37 in Africa from 53 (32,08%)
1,79 % (0,357 % annual) ↘
min: 23,51; max: 35,35; max-min: 11,84 (33,50%); mid: 29,43;
5,92 (16,75%)
447 820 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 22 in the world of 209 (89,95%); 7 in Africa from 54 (88,89%)
1,79 % (0,357 % annual) ↘
min: 297 800; max: 447 820; max-min: 150 020 (33,50%); mid: 372 810;
75 010 (16,75%)
2,25 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 24 in the world of 207 (88,89%); 12 in Africa from 52 (78,85%)
19,96 % (3,99 % annual) ↗
min: 2,25; max: 9,28; max-min: 7,03 (75,74%); mid: 5,76;
-3,51 (-156,13%)

Arable land

12,55 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 89 in the world of 206 (57,28%); 22 in Africa from 53 (60,38%)
5,03 % (1,01 % annual) ↘
min: 7,49; max: 12,55; max-min: 5,06 (40,32%); mid: 10,02;
2,53 (20,16%)
159 000 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 19 in the world of 206 (91,26%); 3 in Africa from 53 (96,23%)
5,03 % (1,01 % annual) ↘
min: 97 700; max: 159 000; max-min: 61 300 (38,55%); mid: 128 350;
30 650 (19,28%)
0,799 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 7 in the world of 206 (97,09%); 1 in Africa from 53 (100%)
16,00 % (3,20 % annual) ↗
min: 0,799; max: 3,39; max-min: 2,59 (76,44%); mid: 2,10;
-1,30 (-162,22%)

Forest area

0,902 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 193 in the world of 205 (6,34%); 48 in Africa from 53 (11,32%)
5,43 % (1,09 % annual) ↗
min: 0,902; max: 1,54; max-min: 0,634 (41,29%); mid: 1,22;
-0,317 (-35,16%)
11 420 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 119 in the world of 206 (42,72%); 38 in Africa from 54 (31,48%)
5,43 % (1,09 % annual) ↗
min: 11 420; max: 19 450; max-min: 8 030 (41,29%); mid: 15 435;
-4 015 (-35,16%)
0,057 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 160 in the world of 204 (22,06%); 39 in Africa from 52 (26,92%)
28,77 % (5,75 % annual) ↗
min: 0,057; max: 0,246; max-min: 0,188 (76,66%); mid: 0,152;
-0,094 (-164,18%)

Terrestrial protected areas

17,61 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 83 in the world of 204 (59,80%); 18 in Africa from 53 (67,92%)
16,01 % (3,20 % annual) ↘
min: 7,74; max: 17,61; max-min: 9,87 (56,05%); mid: 12,68;
4,94 (28,02%)
231 996 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 19 in the world of 202 (91,09%); 5 in Africa from 51 (92,16%)
0,0000920 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 129 in the world of 202 (36,63%); 26 in Africa from 51 (50,98%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Niger


Length of land borders

5 834 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 28 in the world of 166 (83,73%); 10 in Africa from 49 (81,63%)

Number of Neighbors

7 [?] (2015)
(descending): 12 in the world of 164 (93,29%); 4 in Africa from 49 (93,88%)

Elevation in Niger


mean elevation

474 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 74 in the world of 163 (55,21%); 24 in Africa from 48 (52,08%)

lowest point

200 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 15 in the world of 73 (80,82%); 8 in Africa from 24 (70,83%)

highest point

2 022 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 122 in the world of 232 (47,84%); 34 in Africa from 56 (41,07%)

Main parameters in Niger


Population

19 899 120 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 58 in the world of 233 (75,54%); 18 in Africa from 56 (69,64%)
18,13 % (3,63 % annual) ↘
min: 3 395 212; max: 19 899 120; max-min: 16 503 908 (82,94%); mid: 11 647 166;
8 251 954 (41,47%)

Surface area

1 267 000 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 21 in the world of 233 (91,42%); 6 in Africa from 56 (91,07%)

Population density

15,71 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 203 in the world of 230 (12,17%); 45 in Africa from 54 (18,52%)
18,13 % (3,63 % annual) ↘
min: 2,76; max: 15,71; max-min: 12,95 (82,44%); mid: 9,23;
6,48 (41,22%)

Population growth rate

4,03 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 3 in the world of 216 (99,07%); 1 in Africa from 54 (100%)
3,68 % (0,737 % annual) ↘
min: 2,72; max: 4,03; max-min: 1,31 (32,55%); mid: 3,37;
0,653 (16,22%)

Surface area

6,37 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 205 in the world of 233 (12,45%); 47 in Africa from 56 (17,86%)
22,14 % (4,43 % annual) ↗
min: 6,37; max: 37,37; max-min: 31,00 (82,96%); mid: 21,87;
-15,50 (-243,44%)