The capital Niamey is located at about longitude 9 degrees north and latitude 29 degrees east.
Place is what distinguishes one location from another.
- Iron ore
Islam is the main religion there. Though there are Christians and Buddhists also.
Nigerians celebrate Easter because it is a holiday celebrated by many other countries outside of the United States. They do not want to exclude any other religion practiced in Niger.
Another holiday is Nigerian Independence Day which I s celebrated to commentate when they became independent from France.
Niger celebrates Cure Salee which signifies the end of the rainy season. This is also a time of traditional courtship.
Human environment interaction is how humans interact with the environment.
CROPS GROWN IN NIGER
In Niger lots of farmers grow onions, rice, and beans
JOBS IN NIGER
Most of the jobs in Niger are agricultural.
- African wild dog
- Black crowned crane
- Dama gazelle
- Desert monitor
A region is a place on the earth that contains specific characteristics like a desert or a city.
Niger does not have a very good educational system because it is still a developing country.
Movement is the transport of people, things, ideas, and/or culture from one place to another.
GOODS IMPORTED AND EXPORTED
Niger exports crops, livestock, and uranium.
Their imports consist of mostly machine parts for agricultural.
- The orange circle represents the sun
- The orange stripe represents the desert
- The white stripe represents the Niger River
- The green stripe represents the Niger's rainforest
Niger gained independence after World War 2 (WW2) when France began releasing its colonies.
In Niger they mostly use cars for transportation. They also use agricultural and medical technology although it is not all as advanced as what we use in America. They also have computers in some schools.
TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION
Niger does not have a very good transportation system because it is still developing. They use mostly landline phones for communication and are moving into cell phones.
NIGER FEELS THE RIPPLE EFFECTS OF THE BOKO HARAM WHILE FEAR OF FOOD SHORTAGES SPREADS
(The Boko Haram is an Islamic extremist group)
Food and water shortages are becoming more prevalent in the area around Lake Chad (Niger, Nigeria, and Chad, etc.). The food and water shortages are due to more people moving to populated areas to get away from the Boko Haram group. The food shortage is so bad that the local hospital has an entire wing for undernourished children.
A fun thing to do in Niger is see the elephants. There are also shops. The exchange rate as of April 2013 is $1 US = 504.62 FCFA. FCFA is the currency used in Niger and is pronounced "say-fuh". Be sure to drink plenty of bottled water or ask for pure water. Pure-wata is how it is pronounced in French which is the major langauage for Niger. It usually costs 25F but in some hard to reach places it can cost 50F. You also need to replenish your salt more often than you are used to. It may be fun to explore the desert as well. Niger is also a good place to visit if you want to do charity work.
Only 4% of children make it to secondary school and of that 4% only 2% graduate. In the high school they have a dorm leader who assigns the chores. For recreation boys prefer soccer and girls usually prefer crafts. Music for entertainment has not been accepted by the government but band music is starting to be on the rise. Most kids that go to school in Niger have the job of taking care of their dorms.