The state of Niger is located in West Africa. The country does not have access to the sea, so it is surrounded by land. This is also called a landlocked country. Niger borders Algeria to the north. Clockwise, it then borders Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali.
You can say “Niger” or “the Niger” in German. In official texts, the country name is always mentioned without an article. That’s what we did here. But “The Niger” is just as correct.
Niger is named after the river, which has the same name. The Niger River flows through Niger in the southwest and also passes through the capital Niamey, which was built on its bank. Here is also the most fertile area of the country. The Niger is the only river in the country.
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