The majority of Niger experiences a desert climate, with hot, dry and dusty conditions, whilst there is a tropical climate in the extreme south.
In fact, Niger is one of the hottest countries on Earth! This has earned it the nickname ‘Frying Pan of the World’… blimey!
Niger is home to the largest protected area in Africa; covering an amazing 7.7 million hectares, the Air and Tenere National Nature Reserve boasts an amazing mix of flora and fauna, amongst Cheetahs, Gazelles and Oryx!
The official language of Niger is French, although Hausa and Djerma are also spoken here.
Like many African countries, the CFA Franc is the official currency here.
A dinosaur discovered in Niger, that roamed the Earth about 115 to 105 million years ago has been named… Nigersaurus! Should’ve seen that one coming!
Niger grows cowpeas, peanuts, onions, millet and cotton and rears cattle.
Its industry consists of textiles, uranium mining, cement and bricks.
Niger also exports uranium ore, livestock, cowpeas and onions… must be the French influence!
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