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|Brief Overview of this Country
Location: Western Africa, southeast of Algeria
|Population: 10,075,511 (July 2000 est.) - Capital: Niamey|
|Ethnics Groups: Hausa 56%, Djerma 22%, Fula 8.5%, Tuareg 8%, Beri Beri (Kanouri) 4.3%, Arab, Toubou, and Gourmantche 1.2%, about 1,200 French expatriates|
|Languages: French (official), Hausa, Djerma||Religions: Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christians|
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