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 655.63 XOF and 1 USD is worth 667.49 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 12.61 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 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 2022, Niger will celebrate 7 national public holidays. The next one Nigerien Republic Day will take place on December 18.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayEaster Monday
April 24, 2022Concord DayConcord Day
May 1, 2022Labour DayLabour Day
August 3, 2022Nigerien Independence DayNigerien Independence Day
December 18, 2022Nigerien Republic DayNigerien Republic Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayChristmas Day

Food & Hotels

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?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains 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

Today the sun in Niamey, rises at 6:40 AM and sets at 6:39 PM. The climate of Niamey may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Rain showersLow: 26.3°C (79.34°F)High: 37.1°C (98.78°F)
ThursdayOct 6Rain showersLow: 25.9°C (78.62°F)High: 31.7°C (89.06°F)
FridayOct 7Rain showersLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 31.1°C (87.98°F)
SaturdayOct 8Partly cloudlyLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 35.7°C (96.26°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 26.5°C (79.7°F)High: 38.6°C (101.48°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 27°C (80.6°F)High: 38.3°C (100.94°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.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Niger?

Currently, citizens of 20 countries can enter Niger without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Niger.

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