Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest.
Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the country.
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is a landlocked country in Western Africa named after the Niger River.
Bawo was the unique son of the hausa queen Daurama and Bayajidda or (Abu Yazid by certain Nigerien historians) who came from Baghdad.The Hausa kingdoms were not a compact entity but several federations of kingdoms more or less independent of each other.Their organization was somewhat democratic: the Hausa kings were elected by the notables of the country and could be removed by the latter.In the 7th century, Songhai tribes settled down north of modern-day Niamey and founded the Songhai city-states of Koukia and Gao.By the 11th century, Gao had become the capital of the Songhai Empire.Niger faces serious challenges to development due to its landlocked position, desert terrain, inefficient agriculture, high fertility rates and resulting overpopulation without birth control, poor education and poverty of its people, lack of infrastructure, poor health care, and environmental degradation.