Niger

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  • President: Mahamadou Issoufou (2011)

  • Prime Minister: Brigi Rafini (2011)

  • Land area: 489,072 sq mi (1,266,699 sq km); total area: 489,189 sq mi (1,267,000 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 17,466,172 (growth rate: 3.28%); birth rate: 46.12/1000; infant mortality rate: 86.27/1000; life expectancy: 54.74

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Niamey, 1.297 million

  • Other large cities: Zinder, 202,300; Maradi, 189,000

  • Monetary unit: CFA Franc

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