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About Niger

Niger, Officially known as the Republic of Niger is a Land locked country in Western Africa predominantly covered by the Sahara Desert. The country was previously a French Colony.

The economy of Niger is primarily Agriculture, Livestock, and Mining. Uranium is found in abundance in the country. The country is poor and having one of the lowest human development index.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityNiamey
Government Typesemi-presidential representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyWest African CFA franc, XOF
Phone Code +227
Important CitiesAbala, Abalak, Agadez, Aguié, Arlit, Ayourou, Balléyara, Birni Ngaouré, Birni Nkonni, Bouza, Dakoro, Diffa, Dogondoutchi, Dosso, Filingué, Gaya, Gazaoua, Gouré
National DayIndependence Day (Aug-03)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking132
Primary IndustriesEconomic sectors,Agriculture,Drought and food crisis,Mining,Oil.
Major ExportsOres, slag and ash, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Live animals, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Electrical machinery and equipment , Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, pastrycooks' products
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Electrical machinery and equipment, Articles of iron or steel, Cereals, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions , Plastics and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Aluminium and articles thereof, Printed books, newspapers, pictures , Coffee, tea, maté and spices
Major ImportsCereals, Aircraft, spacecraft, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Pharmaceutical products, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Arms and ammunition, Articles of iron or steel
Major Imports from IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Organic chemicals, Pharmaceutical products, Fertilisers, Tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins , Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic , Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, Albuminoidal substances, modified starches, glues, enzymes, Explosives, pyrotechnic products, matches, pyrophoric alloys, Photographic or cinematographic goods
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia is the largest trading partner of Nigeria and Nigeria is India’s largest trading partner in Africa.  The total bilateral trade between India and Nigeria during the year 2019-20 registered US $ 13.82 billion, as against US$ 13.89 billion recorded during the year 2018-19. Indian exports to Nigeria during the period 2019-20 were US$ 3.61 billion, as against US$3.0 billion (20% increase) in 2018-19. India’s imports during the period 2020-19 recorded US $ 10.21 billion, as against the US$10.88 billion in 2018-19.
Bordering NationsNigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Algeria, Libya, Chad
Member of(African Union), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for NigerEmbassy of India

Honourable Ambassador
B.P. 201, Rue Ambassades 14,Kouara Kano, Niamey-CN1 NIGER

Embassy Details of Niger in IndiaEmbassy of Republic of Niger
H.E. Mr. Ado Leko
F-8/22, Munirka Marg, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-26150160 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Niger in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Arun Naraindas Lalwani
Honorary Consul
No. 108 Rupa Solitaire Building No. A, Sector 1 Millenium Business Park Next to DAKC, Mahape, Navi Mumbai
022-65606030/9168041122 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Niger in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Rajendra Khandelwal
Honorary Consul
Dhanwantary House, 48A/1 Diamond HArbour Road, Mominpur jn P.S.-Ekbalpore, P.O-Alipore Kolkata-700027
03324493204 (O)