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Niger: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, southeast of Algeria
Geographic Coordinates16 00 N, 8 00 E 16.0,8.0
Area total: 1.267 million sq km
land: 1,266,700 sq km
water: 300 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 5,697 km
border countries: Algeria 956 km, Benin 266 km, Burkina Faso 628 km, Chad 1,175 km, Libya 354 km, Mali 821 km, Nigeria 1,497 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Niger River 200 m
highest point: Idoukal-n-Taghes 2,022 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Adrar Tchirelissene 1892 m; Agareroum 1881 m; Ifallatatene 1695 m; Balarses 1647 m; I -n-Debirene 1639 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Terrainpredominately desert plains and sand dunes; flat to rolling plains in south; hills in north
Natural Hazardsrecurring droughts
Natural Resourceuranium, coal, iron ore, tin, phosphates, gold, molybdenum, gypsum, salt, petroleum
Land Usearable land: 11.79%
permanent crops: 0.05%
other: 88.16% (2011)
Climatedesert; mostly hot, dry, dusty; tropical in extreme south
Irrigated Land736.6 sq km (2005)
Renewable Water Resources33.65 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesovergrazing; soil erosion; deforestation; desertification; wildlife populations (such as elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, and lion) threatened because of poaching and habitat destruction
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Niamey; Zinder; Maradi; Agadez; Arlit
According to Geonames: Niamey; Zinder; Maradi; Agadez; Alaghsas

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; one of the hottest countries in the world; northern four-fifths is desert, southern one-fifth is savanna, suitable for livestock and limited agriculture