Saturday, December 8, 2012

Niger Geography

    Niger is a West African country with the majority of its land is desert with savanna in the far south. Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world, with temperatures rarely dropping below 30°c. Agricultural problems within the country include reoccurring droughts and overgrazing which have greatly reduced the quality of the soil, resulting in erosion and desertification. The wildlife population across the country has been threatened because of poaching, habitat destruction, and lack of land. Niamey is the capital of Niger and is located in the southwest, just off the coast of the Niger River. It is home to just over one million people.



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