Overview - Niger

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Capital:Niamey
Area:1,267,000 km²
Population:12,525,094 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):French (official), Hausa, Djerma.
Religion(s):Muslim - 80%, indigenous beliefs and Christian - 20%.
Ethnic Group(s):Hausa - 56%, Djerma - 22%, Fula - 8.5%, Tuareg - 8%, Beri Beri (Kanouri) - 4.3%, Arab, Toubou, and Gourmantche - 1.2%.