Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Niger

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NIGER
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For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Niger - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

227

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

RN

Internet country code

NE

GRC Country Code

NIE

Niger - Languages

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Language map External

Niger counts 21 languages. The official language is French External. The most widely-spoken languages are: Arabic External (in 3 forms, 277 000 speakers); Sokoto Fulfulde External (709 500 speakers); Hausa External (3 600 000 speakers); Manga Kanuri External (350 000 speakers); Songai (390 000 speakers); Air Tamajeq (250 000 speakers), Tahoua Tamajeq External (350 000 speakers) and Zarma External (1 495 000 speakers).

Niger - Example address formats

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in French. Deliveries are made only to post boxes (Boîte Postale, or BP).

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Where street are named, the names often change after a short distance. Address examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Niger - Post office box

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This is written Boîte Postale.

Niger - Postal codes

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Niger introduced a 4-digit postal code in 2001. Currently, the first two digits are 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 or 80, and the third digit 0 or 1.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Niger - Postal code format graphic

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Niger - Postal code format

Niger - Postal code specifics

Niger - Postal code regular expression

\A(10|20|30|40|50|60|70|80)(0|1)[0-9]\Z

Niger - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Niger

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Refer to Exonyms in Niger for full lists of place names in Niger in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Niger - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Niger has 7 regions (régions External), and 1 capital district (district capitale, shown in the list below with an asterisk):

    Agadez External
    Diffa External
    Dosso External
    Maradi External
    Niamey External *
    Tahoua External
    Tillabéri External
    Zinder External

Telephone numbers in Niger

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Niger telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 8 digits. Mobile numbers commence with a 9.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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