Area: 1,267,000 km² (World Rank 21)
Inhabitants: 13.27 Mio. (World Rank 66)
Niamey is the capital of Niger
Niger (pronounced /niːˈʒɛər/ or /ˈnaɪdʒɚ/); in French pronounced [niʒɛʁ]), officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. The capital city is Niamey.