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The Republic of Niger, a landlocked country in West Africa, on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. Niger is bordered by Libya and Algeria in the north, Benin and Nigeria in the south, Burkina Faso in southeast, Mali in west, and Chad in east.
Before France incorporated the region as part of its colonial African possessions in the late 19th century, the area was subject to conflicts between various kingdoms and tribes. Medieval Ghana, the Mali Empire, and the Songhai Empires all claimed parts of the region at different times. In the early 19th century the Fulani Empire in Hausaland struggled with the empire of Bornu for control. In 1958, Niger became an autonomous state within the French Community, and in 1960, Niger decided to leave the French Community and acquired full independence.
With an area of 1,267,000 km² the country is more than twice the size of (Metropolitan) France, or slightly less than twice the size of the U.S. state Texas.
Niger lies along the border between the Sahara and Sub-Saharan regions, four-fifths of the country's landscape is arid desert, changing into tropical savanna in south. The climate is accordingly mostly hot, dry, and dusty.
Highest point in the country is Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès in the Aïr Mountains at 2,022 m (6,634 ft).
Map is showing Niger with international borders to the surrounding countries, the national capital Niamey, region capitals, major cities, main roads, railroads and major airports.
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The map shows the location of following Nigerien cities and towns:
Largest city and capital is Niamey, other major cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants are: Zinder, Maradi, Agadez, Tahoua and Arlit.
Abalak, Aderbissinat, Assamakka, Ayorou, Bagaroua, Baléyara, Bangou, Bani , Bankilaré, Bilma, Birnin Gaouré, Bouza, Dakoro, Dargol, Diffa, Dioundiou, Dirkou, Djado, Dogondoutchi, Dosso, Fachi, Filingué, Gaya, Gouré, Illéla, Ingal, Keïta, Konni, La Tapoa, Madama, Madaoua, Magaria, Maïné, Nguigmi, Njourti, Ouallam, Say, Séguedine, Soroa, Tassara, Tânout, Teguidda-n-Tessoumt, Termit-Kaoboul, Tessaoua, Téra, Tillabéry, Timia, Yatakala.
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