Flag of Niger (GIF)


The Niger flag consists of three horizontal bands, orange, white, and green, and an orange disc centered on the white band. The colors of the flag are the national colors of Niger. The orange band represents the northern regions of the Sahara Desert, the white band represents purity, and the green band represents both hope and the fertile parts of southern Niger. The orange circle in the center band represents the sun, or independence. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 6:7, and the flag was adopted on November 23, 1959.

In its coat of arms, the shield surrounded by national flags features the sun in the middle, two crossed Tuareg swords on a spear on the left, three pearl millet heads on the right, and a head of zebu cattle below.

The Niger flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Niger, officially known as the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa. Its capital is Niamey, and its population is about 22,315,000.

The waving flag of Niger with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital & largest city:Niamey (pop. 978,000)
Other major cities:Maradi (267,000)
Zinder (236,000)
Official languages:French
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:53.0% Hausa
21.2% Zarma-Songhai
10.4% Tuareg
15.4% other
Religion:99.3% Islam
0.7% Other
Demonym:Nigerien
Area:1,267,000 km²
(489,000 sq mi)
Population:22,315,000
Currency:West African CFA franc


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Niger (French: Drapeau et armoiries du Niger), GIF

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