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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
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
controlled region (H)  ............  French, late 19th century-1960
territory (H)  ............  French, 1946-1958

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

Sources and Contributors:
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
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
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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