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ID: 1000181
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Niger (nation)  Niger (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 16 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 16.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 008 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Region had Paleolithic settlements; Taureg people arrived by 11th century; powerful sultanates and kingdoms flourished 15th-19th centuries; explored by Europeans 18th century; part of French West Africa 1904; boundaries demarcated by Anglo-French accords 1899 and 1904; official language is French, though Hausa and Djerma are widely spoken.

Names:
Niger (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Niger (French-P,U,N)
République du Niger (C,V,O,French,U,N)
Republic of the Niger (C,O,English,U,N)
Republic of Niger (C,O,English,U,N)
República del Níger (C,O)
Níger (C,O)
Нигер (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Нигер (C,O,Russian,U)
尼日尔 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
尼日尔共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
ا يًجَر (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً ا يًجَر (C,O,Arabic,U)
NER (C,O,ISO3L)
NE (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO562 (C,O,ISO3N)
NG00 (C,O,FIPS)
Nigerien (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Niger (nation)  ........  Niger (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence in 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  initially in French Community 1958
controlled region (H)  ............  French, late 19th cen.-1960
territory (H)  ............  French, 1946-1958

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Niamey .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Niger, Niamey department) [1091792]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
ISO562..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NE..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NER..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 769
NG00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 58
Niger..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 672
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 457-458
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 700 ff.
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 90
..............  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-68
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 72
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 847
Níger..........  [VP]
..............  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 437
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 72
Nigerien..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/99
República del Níger..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 21 July 2009
Republic of Niger..........  [VP]
................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 769
Republic of the Niger..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 21 July 2009
République du Niger..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 684
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 781
Нигер..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Республика Нигер..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
尼日尔..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
尼日尔共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
ا يًجَر..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
جُهور ةً ا يًجَر..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 672
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 684
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 457-458
..................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 437
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/99
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 700 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 769; 781
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 58
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 90
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-68
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 72
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 847
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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