Niger Images

Niger Images

Niger, with its population of around 25.80 million (2022) is located in west Africa and shares borders with Nigeria and Benin to its south, Burkina Faso and Mal to its west, Algeria and Libya to its north and Chad to its east. Niger is a landlocked country with 80% covered by the Sahara desert ~ and increasingly so with encroaching desertification, and even the non desert areas of the country face habitual droughts and famines. Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world and 96% of the country's population live in the south where there is savannah suitable for animal rearing and pockets of arable land. Only the hardy Tuareg tend to live in the desert areas in the north.

The Niger River (see below), after which the country is named, begins in south east Guinea, then runs through Mali, Niger itself and Nigeria finally ending its 2,600 mile journey as it flows into into the Atlantic Ocean through the Gulf of Guinea. Niger also borders on Lake Chad to its south-east into which another major river, the Yobe (or the Komadougou Yobe) flows. There are many images in Niger well worth exploring from the Air Mountains that reach a height of 6,376 ft on Mt. Greboun, the thermal hot springs at Tafadek, the oasis towns of Timia and Lferouâne and, of course, the Tenere desert with its incredible dinosaur graveyards, and, if you're into history, the medieval settlements at Djado (right) are all well worth a visit. Niger has a subtropical climate which is characteristically hot and dry particularly in the arid regions however further south, in the rolling savannahs, the climate is more sub-tropical particularly around the Niger River basin.

Niger Images: Volunteer in Niger

African Volunteer Work: Niger

Check out all the latest fee paying and free African volunteer work placements and charity work job opportunities abroad with local projects and volunteering organisations in Niger.

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Niger Images: Niger Map

Niger Map

Use this Google Earth satellite map of Niger in Africa to explore and take a virtual tour of Niger and zoom in on places of interest.

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Niger Images: The Niger River

African Lakes and Rivers: The Niger River

Explore the mighty Niger River as it flows through West Africa including Mali then out into the Gulf of Guinea.

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Niger Images: Sponsor Children in Niger

Sponsor Children in Niger

Details of how to sponsor children in Niger with Niger child sponsor organisations, charities, programs and projects.

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Niger Images: Niger Country Profile

African Country Profiles: Niger

In another of our African country profiles, find out all about Niger in a series of information articles, latest daily news, videos, and images together with volunteering and child sponsorship opportunities.

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