Journey of Maison Tropicale

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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Republic of the Congo Geography

 The Republic of the Congo is located in the western area of Central Africa on the Congo River. Congo is a tropical climate with the rainy season lasting from March to June and the dry season lasting the remainder of the year. Temperatures and humidity are very high in this region and the rivers of the country flood seasonally. Some environmental problems in the Congo include air pollution for vehicle emissions, water pollution from dumping raw sewage, and deforestation.

Brazzaville is the capital of the Republic of the Congo and can be found to the north of the Congo River. The city is south of the equator and about 500 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean. It is removed from the rest of the Congo because of it's location in the centre of the Pool Region. It is surrounded by a large savanna and is fairly flat. Brazzaville is the largest city in the Republic of the Congo by a large margin, home to approximately 1.5 million people.



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