Background and Geography of Niger

Background and Geography of Niger

Niger is a landlocked West African country. It is bordered by Algeria and Libya to the north, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Mali and Burkina Faso to the west and Chad to the east

Land area in Niger

Agriculture:                 437,820 square kilometres

Forest:                         12,411 square kilometres

Water:                         300 square kilometres

National Parks:            10,000 square kilometres

Desert:                         806,169 square kilometres

Total land area:           1,266,700 square kilometres

Regions

Niger has seven regions. Agadez Region is the biggest covering an area of 634,209 square kilometres

Mountains

There are three mountains in Niger. Air Mountain is the highest mountain standing at 2,022 meters

Longest river: River Niger 4,180 kilometres

Biggest lake:   Lake Chad (1,350 kilometres)

National Parks: Niger has only one national park that is W.National Park covering an area of 10,000 square kilometres

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