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1) General culture

Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI

2.32 % of GNI

[146th of 168]

Average years of schooling of adults

1

[99th of 100]

Children out of school, primary

1,371,026

[2nd of 126]

Children out of school, primary (per capita)

98.232 per 1,000 people

[2nd of 150]

Children out of school, primary, female

736,855

[2nd of 117]

Children out of school, primary, female (per capita)

52.795 per 1,000 people

[2nd of 147]

Children out of school, primary, male

634,171

[2nd of 117]

Children out of school, primary, male (per capita)

45.438 per 1,000 people

[3rd of 148]

Duration of compulsory education

6 years

[161st of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

6

[108th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

7

[55th of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

857,592

[81st of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

0.068 per capita

[138th of 172]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

124,789

[121st of 171]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita)

9.891 per 1,000 people

[157th of 159]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

13,854

[101st of 150]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita)

1.136 per 1,000 people

[127th of 146]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

40.15%

[168th of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

38.86%

[154th of 162]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

24.82%

[120th of 126]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

40%

[137th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

46%

[131st of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

33%

[132nd of 160]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI

2.3%

[93rd of 127]

Education spending (% of GDP)

2.3%

[121st of 132]

Education spending (% Primary)

51.5%

[20th of 110]

Education spending (% Secondary)

24.4%

[89th of 107]

Education spending (% Tertiary)

16.2%

[72nd of 108]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5

59.7%

[86th of 112]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

60.6%

[72nd of 101]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women

58.3%

[74th of 101]

Education, primary completion rate

28

[123rd of 148]

Education, primary completion rate > Men

34

[118th of 145]

Education, primary completion rate > Women

22

[116th of 145]

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level

5.2%

[135th of 135]

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

19.03 %

[29th of 101]

Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

64.25 %

[1st of 93]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

39.6%

[174th of 176]

Female enrolment share > Secondary level

38.4%

[156th of 170]

Geographical aptitude results

65.282

[136th of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

0.73

[146th of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

0.68

[129th of 172]

Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment

0.45

[88th of 139]

Grade 1 intake rate

30.6

[95th of 114]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

50.62 %

[90th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

65.36 %

[90th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

58.2 %

[95th of 157]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

82.4%

[1st of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men

74.2%

[1st of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

90.2%

[1st of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+

4,964,800

[21st of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita)

380.389 per 1,000 people

[3rd of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men

2,243,300

[17th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita)

171.875 per 1,000 people

[1st of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women

2,710,000

[26th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita)

207.632 per 1,000 people

[6th of 138]

Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female

15.1%

[6th of 157]

Literacy > Male

42.9%

[6th of 156]

Literacy > Total population

28.7%

[6th of 160]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

15.06 %

[111st of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

42.93 %

[110th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

28.66 %

[111st of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

23.2 %

[107th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

52.45 %

[106th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

36.55 %

[106th of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

36.5%

[9th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

52.4%

[9th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

23.2%

[10th of 138]

Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

34.49 %

[54th of 95]

Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

29.4 %

[56th of 93]

Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

39.29 %

[51st of 93]

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

63.51 %

[41st of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

65.7 %

[41st of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

64.81 %

[45th of 92]

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

22.28 %

[86th of 138]

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

33.62 %

[88th of 138]

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

28.12 %

[93rd of 141]

Primary education, duration > years

6 years

[80th of 197]

Primary education, pupils

1,064,056

[42nd of 176]

Primary education, pupils (per capita)

0.076 per capita

[92nd of 193]

Primary education, pupils > % female

40.78 % female

[103rd of 175]

Primary education, teachers

24,362

[46th of 159]

Primary education, teachers (per capita)

1.746 per 1,000 people

[89th of 191]

Primary education, teachers > % female

37.44 % female

[75th of 153]

Primary school girls out of school

86%

[2nd of 99]

Private school enrolment > Primary level

4.4

[93rd of 148]

Private school enrolment > Secondary level

15.6

[62nd of 131]

Progression to secondary level

29

[96th of 97]

Progression to secondary school > %

58.71 %

[65th of 123]

Progression to secondary school, female > %

52.78 %

[69th of 118]

Progression to secondary school, male > %

62.54 %

[62nd of 118]

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

2.3 %

[59th of 136]

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

18.58 %

[27th of 103]

Public spending per student > Primary level

22.3

[20th of 126]

Public spending per student > Secondary level

81

[1st of 123]

Public spending per student > Tertiary level

441

[9th of 123]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

43.68

[23rd of 159]

Pupils reaching grade 5

74

[79th of 108]

Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level

41.9

[27th of 175]

Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level

24.4

[28th of 121]

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

44.77

[53rd of 137]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

73.02

[102nd of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

68.3

[86th of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

72.2 %

[75th of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

44.23 %

[107th of 123]

Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

5.34 %

[49th of 128]

Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

5.53 %

[44th of 125]

Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

5.21 %

[52nd of 125]

Repitition rate > Primary level

10.2

[44th of 143]

Repitition rate > Secondary level

20.4

[5th of 82]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

1.4 % gross

[85th of 159]

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

1.43 % gross

[84th of 153]

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

1.37 % gross

[84th of 153]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

46.66 % gross

[105th of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

39.87 % net

[84th of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

39.21 % gross

[105th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

33.42 % net

[80th of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

53.69 % gross

[105th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

45.96 % net

[79th of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

4.14 %

[53rd of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

8.74 % gross

[97th of 164]

School enrollment, secondary > % net

7.74 % net

[69th of 121]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

7.05 % gross

[96th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

6.4 % net

[68th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

10.32 % gross

[96th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

8.99 % net

[68th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

10.88 %

[41st of 124]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

0.92 % gross

[62nd of 141]

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

0.56 % gross

[59th of 137]

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

1.25 % gross

[60th of 137]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

4 years

[93rd of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

3 years

[93rd of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

5 years

[92nd of 93]

School life expectancy > Total

2.3 years

[110th of 110]

Scientific and technical journal articles

21

[108th of 175]

Secondary education, general pupils

177,033

[64th of 183]

Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

0.013 per 1,000 people

[102nd of 196]

Secondary education, pupils

181,641

[63rd of 166]

Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

0.013 per capita

[90th of 185]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

39.08 % female

[82nd of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

5,131

[96th of 141]

Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

0.38 per 1,000 people

[135th of 188]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

18.61 % female

[111st of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

4,608

[57th of 163]

Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

0.33 per 1,000 people

[79th of 183]

Tertiary enrollment

1.5%

[139th of 151]

Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers

75.75 %

[35th of 61]

Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers

72.5 %

[33rd of 56]

Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers

77.51 %

[27th of 56]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

0.44

[10th of 138]

World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls

both


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 23 [187th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 48 [176th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 25 [188th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 47 [153rd of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 36 [47th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 5 [138th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 20 [140th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 79 [104th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 56 [106th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 59 [122nd of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 70 [132nd of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [1st of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 12 [35th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 27 [68th of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health No
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 254.81 births [1st of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 27 % [45th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 53.38 per 1,000 people [1st of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 15.7 % [72nd of 76]
Births with health staff 16% [114th of 116]
Children Underweight Rate 14% [5th of 95]
Contraception 8% [85th of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 14 % [49th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 109 [2nd of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 42.9 % [18th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 59% [120th of 147]
Drug access 50% [127th of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 8.6 $ [179th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 2 % [112nd of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 2.2 % [136th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 4.2 % [145th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 21.3 % [29th of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 37.7% [11th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 59.15 % [19th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 7.67 births per woman [1st of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 35.2 [182nd of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 35.8 [176th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 35.5 [177th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 1.2% [48th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 4,800 [47th of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 367.762 per million people [47th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 70,000 [43rd of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 5.363 per 1,000 people [46th of 126]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 33,000 [37th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 0.12 per 1,000 people [65th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 89 % [113rd of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 83 % [130th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 13 % [164th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 4 % [166th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 43 % [163rd of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 46 % [168th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 36 % [159th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 80 % [153rd of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 163.56 per 100,000 people [63rd of 200]
Infant mortality rate 122.66 [5th of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 111.42 deaths/1,000 live births [5th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 119.3 deaths/1,000 live births [6th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 115.42 deaths/1,000 live births [5th of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 36.43% [4th of 141]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ 3,400,000 $ [16th of 19]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 1,747.781 $ per $1,000 of GDP [11th of 44]
Investment in water and sanitation with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 278.844 $ per 1,000 people [21st of 45]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 44.26 years [213rd of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 44.3 years [211st of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 44.28 years [210th of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 44.97 years [169th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 44.9 years [164th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 44.93 years [165th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 41 [182nd of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 42 [175th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 41 [181st of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk very high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet 17 [17th of 35]
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet 1 [20th of 28]
Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs 48 [20th of 34]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 1,693 [34th of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 6 % [8th of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 39.7 % [12th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 40.1 % [8th of 63]
Maternal mortality 590 per 100,000 [11th of 136]
Measles immunization 36 [163rd of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 61 [20th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 1 [126th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 15 [101st of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 40 [22nd of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 40 [11th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 14 [5th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 14 [11th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 89 [28th of 57]
Oral rehydration rate % 38 [8th of 73]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 94.6% [81st of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 85.1 % [102nd of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 14 [176th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 27 [182nd of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.03 per 1,000 people [64th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 41 % [18th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 32 % [22nd of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 41 % [57th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 5.4% [60th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 1.1 % [54th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 32 % [25th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 49.2% [75th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 252 per 1,000 people [2nd of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 41.4% [17th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 37.1% [147th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 34.9% [141st of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 216.55 (est)
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 11.3 % [3rd of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 40.6 % [3rd of 42]
Spending > Per person 5 [133rd of 133]
Spending > Private 1.4 [110th of 141]
Spending > Public 1.2%
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 4% [156th of 185]
Total fertility rate 8 [1st of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 150 [38th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 49.61 % [119th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 47% [129th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 60.71 % [155th of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 16.6 % [7th of 13]
Water availability 3,107 cubic meters [102nd of 169]
Women circumcised 0.9 [21st of 27]
Women circumcised (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [23rd of 27]
Women circumcised share 0.9% [21st of 27]


 

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

Sports

 

FIFA World Ranking > Men 142 [170th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 11.675 per 1 million people [171st of 197]
Summer olympic medals > All time 1 [106th of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 0.822 per 10 million people [105th of 116]


 

SOURCES
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); The Golden Book of the Olympic Games

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 32.25 % [20th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 30.45 % [39th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 33.52 % [2nd of 155]

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

Language
 
French speakers 6,000 [22nd of 31]
French speakers (per capita) 0.005 per 10 people [27th of 30]
French status
Official language. Bible 1530-1986.
Languages
French (official), Hausa, Djerma
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 14.4 [173rd of 174]


 

SOURCES
Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 16 [114th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.00131546 per 1,000 people [124th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 2 [112nd of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000164433 per 1,000 people [126th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 16 [121st of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.00131546 per 1,000 people [133rd of 147]
Catholic > Religious Priests 25 [114th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.00205541 per 1,000 people [124th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 41 [115th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.00337088 per 1,000 people [129th of 148]
Catholics 11,000 [129th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 0.1 [136th of 150]
Islam > Number of Muslim 13,580,000 [23rd of 67]
Islam > Percentage 86.322% [32nd of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 90% [26th of 168]
Islam > Population 10,499,343 [24th of 165]
Islam > Shia 407,400 [29th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 3 % [45th of 67]
Islam > Sunni 13,172,600 [20th of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 97 % [21st of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 90 % [11th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 0.0184165 per 1,000 people [172nd of 177]
Muslim 97 % [20th of 66]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 116,659 [109th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 1 % [127th of 163]
Religions
Muslim 80%, other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%
Religions > All
Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christian
Religions > Muslim 80 % [27th of 100]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 0.1 % [157th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 11,665 [150th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 187 [178th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 153.745 per 10 million people [195th of 222]


 

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

3) Media
 

Average cost of local call 0.11 [38th of 151]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 54.42 % [15th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 22.78 % [90th of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 0.2 per 1,000 people [88th of 89]
DVD region 5 [50th of 171]
E-Government rating 32 [164th of 182]
Fax machines 0.04 per 1,000 people [104th of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 23.2 per 1,000 people [138th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 5UA - 5UZ
Households with television > % 5.45 % [133rd of 160]
International dialling code 227
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 5,688,298 min. [103rd of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 0.631 min. per capita [174th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 47,200,000 $ [62nd of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 17.28 $ per $1,000 of GDP [17th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 3.616 $ per capita [70th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 299,899 [130th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 21.487 per 1 million people [159th of 201]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 2,000 [87th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 0.182 per 1,000 people [89th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 1 [103rd of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.091 per million people [102nd of 104]
Number of PCs 9 [162nd of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.009 per $10 million of GDP [143rd of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.007 per 10,000 people [168th of 169]
Personal computers 10,000 [59th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 0.716 per 1 million people [59th of 171]
Phone subscribers 2.12 [179th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 15 % [65th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 16.88 $/month [36th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 10.53 $/month [80th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 5, FM 6, shortwave 4
Radio receivers 680,000 [124th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.064 per capita [169th of 182]
Radios 680,000 [126th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 55.9073 per 1,000 people [198th of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 12.74 % [143rd of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 1228000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 2.18 % GDP [68th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 39133280000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 8.77 $ [7th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 4,508.246 $ per $1 trillion of GD [19th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 719.253 $ per 1 million people [49th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 1,338 [122nd of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.11 per 1,000 people [170th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 104.55 per 100 mainlines [6th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 23,954 [132nd of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 1.716 per 1,000 people [141st of 203]
Telephone subscribers 323,853 [119th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.028 per 1,000 people [137th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 17.78 [171st of 191]
Telephone system > Domestic
combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity only about 7 per 100 persons; domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations and 1 planned
Telephone system > General assessment
inadequate; small system of wire, radio telephone communications, and microwave radio relay links concentrated in the southwestern area of Niger
Telephone system > International
country code - 227; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean)
Telephones > Main lines in use 24,000 [154th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 1.72 per 1,000 people [172nd of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 900,000 [123rd of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 69.795 per 1,000 people [151st of 185]
Television broadcast stations 5 [10th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.388 per million people [13th of 67]
Television receivers 125,000 [126th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 11.765 per 1,000 people [150th of 179]
Television standard > VHF SECAM K1
Televisions 125,000 [129th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 10.2771 per 1,000 people [184th of 209]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 212 [108th of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 15.19 per 1 million people [113rd of 146]
Country code .ne
Hosts 216 [175th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 16.274 per million people [197th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 30 Mbps [70th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 8.81 Mbps per $1 trillion of [65th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 2.149 Mbps per 1 billion peop [78th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 1 [211st of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [198th of 215]
ISP 1 [22nd of 162]
ISP (per capita) 79.261 per billion people [23rd of 127]
Livejournal users 94 [121st of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 101.82 $/month [2nd of 180]
Secure Internet servers 1 [166th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.072 per 1 million people [177th of 189]
TLD .ne
Users 40,000 [133rd of 190]
Users (per capita) 2.775 per 1,000 people [155th of 184]


SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES: Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

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Niger’s natural landscape is what travelers generally seek out, and we too think it’s simply breathtaking. Despite being one of West Africa’s largest countries, Niger is among the least populated; moving around is easier here compared with doing so in other highly populated or congested countries in Africa. The country’s population is concentrated around the Niger River, where the country’s capital, Niamey, is located.

The main ethnic groups in Niger are the Hausa, who account for roughly half of the population, and the other group, split between such nomadic tribes as the Fulani and Tuareg, as well as the Djerma-Songahi.

Whether you’re traveling to see the many mosques, the sparkling Niger River, or the various animals, you are bound to find something here that you can’t find anywhere else in Africa.


The Top 5
What to Do in Niger


1. Boating on the Niger River
The Niger River is known for hippo spotting. Plan a boat ride down this body of water for a day (or even a few days) to take in the animal sights.

2. Dinosaurs in Agadez
This bustling city is known for its numerous dinosaur-tracking expeditions and fossils. The excavation sites are worth exploring, so plan at least one full day to check them out.

3. Grand Mosque
The Grand Mosque of Agadez is not built in a typical Islamic fashion, with tall minarets and domes. This sand-colored triangular tower, built in the 1500s and rebuilt in the 1800s, is one of the iconic sites of Agadez. The single tower, rising above the flat skyline of the city, is a must-see.

4. Markets in Niamey
Spend an afternoon and get lost in the Grande Marché and Petit Marché. Snag some great deals on clothes, jewelry, art, and various unique items.

5. The National Museum of Niger
Given its entrance fee of only $2, you have absolutely no reason not to visit this treasure trove in Niamey. Learn about the ancient culture of Niger; see dinosaur bones that were discovered in Niger and plenty of traditional art.

When to Go


Considering that Niger is one of the hottest countries in Africa, it is best to plan your trip according to what kind of heat you think you can handle. Niger has two seasons
the rainy season lasts from June to September, and the majority of rainfall occurs between June and August. The dry season, between October and May, tends to be dryer and cooler. We recommend traveling between December and February.

Two festivals, the Cure Salee and the Wodaabe Gerewol, are among the world’s most colorful and exciting, and we recommend checking their dates before you plan your trip to Niger.

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