Niger

Capital Niamey

Population 20,715,000

Area 1,267,000 km2

Key facts

Niger is a country located in Western Africa. There are 7 countries (Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Nigeria) that Niger shares its borders with. The official language of Niger is French.

The national currency in Niger is West African CFA franc (XOF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 652.19 XOF and 1 USD is worth 607.5 XOF.

Nigerien
Banknotes

50010002000500010000

Nigerien
Coins

1251025100500

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Niger is 16.07 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Niger.1.63 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Niger, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 6 socket types used in Niger. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type A 220 V, 50 Hz  Type B 220 V, 50 Hz  Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Niger will celebrate 7 national public holidays.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2022 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
April 18, 2022Moving holiday Easter MondayEaster Monday
April 24, 2022 Concord DayConcord Day
May 1, 2022 Labour DayLabour Day
August 3, 2022 Nigerien Independence DayNigerien Independence Day
December 18, 2022 Nigerien Republic DayNigerien Republic Day
December 25, 2022 Christmas DayChristmas Day

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Niger?

There are no Mariott hotels in Niger.

There are no Hilton hotels in Niger.

There are no IHG hotels in Niger.

There are no Best Western hotels in Niger.

There are Radisson hotels in Niamey.

There are no Accor hotels in Niger.

What fast food chains are present in Niger?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Niger.

The KFC chain does not operate in Niger.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Niger.

The Subway chain does not operate in Niger.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Niger.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Niger.

Weather

What is the weather like in Niamey?

Today the sun in Niamey, rises at 7:15 AM and sets at 6:56 PM. The climate of Niamey may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9Partly cloudlyLow: 21.8°C (71.24°F)High: 37.1°C (98.78°F)
FridayFeb 10Partly cloudlyLow: 21.3°C (70.34°F)High: 37.1°C (98.78°F)
SaturdayFeb 11SunnyLow: 21.4°C (70.52°F)High: 37.3°C (99.14°F)
SundayFeb 12SunnyLow: 22.3°C (72.14°F)High: 36.1°C (96.98°F)
MondayFeb 13Partly cloudlyLow: 21.4°C (70.52°F)High: 35.9°C (96.62°F)
TuesdayFeb 14SunnyLow: 21.5°C (70.7°F)High: 35.2°C (95.36°F)

Weather data for Niamey (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Niger.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Niger.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Niger traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 25.50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Niger

17 Police
18 Ambulance
18 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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