04 Jul 2014

Interesting Fact

Niger is officially called the Republic of Niger. The nation is predominantly Islamic, and has consistently ranked with the lowest HDI in the world. Niger was historically a French colony, and gained independence in 1960. This was then followed by many revolutions, a sign of government instability. Following the most recent coup in 2010, Niger is now a democratic, multi-party state.

Niger has an area of 1,267,000, a population of 17.1 million, and a low HDI of 0.304.

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