The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered in this location.
The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.
|Region||Testing Format||Fee||Test Dates|
|Niamey (Code: C806)||TOEFL Paper Testing||$180
|Sat., Oct 13, 2018
Sat., Nov 10, 2018
Sat., Apr 13, 2019
Niger, Republic in West Africa. The largest group of the population are the Haussa (around 55%); light-skinned Fulani live mainly in the Sahel, the Tuareg in the Sahara. The landlocked country of Niger is located in the Sahel and extends in the north into the central Sahara.
Only around 13% of the land can be used as arable land; Millet, cassava, rice and peanuts are grown. Livestock farming is concentrated in the Sahel region. There is hardly any industry, the main export is uranium. The Republic of Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world.
As a former part of French West Africa, Niger gained independence in 1960. Mahamadou Issoufou (* 1952) has been President of the Republic of Niger since 2011. He belongs to the Haussa ethnic group.
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Niger. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Republic of Niger
- License plate: RN
- ISO-3166: NE, NER (562)
- Internet domain:.ne
- Currency: CFA franc
- Area: 1,267,000 km²
- Population (2019): 23.3 million
- Capital: Niamey
- Official language (s): French
- Form of government: Presidential Republic
- Administrative division: 8 regions
- Head of State: President Mahamadou Issoufou (since 7.4.2011)
- Head of Government: Brigi Rafini (since 7.4.2011)
- Religion (s) (2012): 99% Muslims (Sunnis), 1% other / n / a
- Time zone: Central European Time
- National holiday: December 18th
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): West Africa
- Position (coordinates): between 12 ° and 23 ° north latitude and 0 ° and 16 ° east longitude
- Climate: dry and hot climate, in the SW with summer rain; extreme desert climate in the NE
- Highest mountain: Bagzane (2,022 m)
- Road network (2010): 3 912 km (paved), 15 037 km (unpaved)
- Annual population growth (2020): 3.7%
- Birth rate (2020): 47.5 per 1000 inh.
- Death rate (2020): 10.2 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 14.8 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 59.3 years (men 57.8; women 60.8)
- Age structure (2020): 50.6% younger than 15 years, 2.7% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15 year olds and older) (2015): 19.1%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2017): 41 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2018): 5 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 405
- Total GDP (2019): $ 9.443 billion
- GNI per capita (2019): US $ 560
- Education expenditure (2018): 4.9% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2019): 1.8% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 0.5%
According to the natural conditions, the settlement density (2017: 17 residents / km 2) is very low, but also very unbalanced. Over 90% of the population live in the south along the Niger and the Nigerian border. The north is the traditional tribal area of the Berber Tuareg (10%), who live as nomads and oasis residents in the semi-deserts and desert areas. The Sahel is traditionally the habitat of the nomadic Fulbe (9%). Because of the climatic disasters (droughts and floods), many nomads have moved to the south or to neighboring countries. Dyerma and Songhai (22%) live in the Niger region. The Hausa are the largest ethnic group (55%); their language is used by 75% of the population as a first or second language.
The proportion of the urban population is only 19% (2017); By far the largest urban center is the metropolis of Niamey.
Most people live in rural areas, more than half with no access to clean drinking water or medical care. The mortality rate is correspondingly high (2017: 1.2%, 8.1% for infants and young children; birth rate 4.4%). Regardless, the population is growing by 3.19% annually. It is estimated that more than 60% of the population live in poverty. Many young Nigerians move to neighboring Nigeria, Burkina Faso or the Republic of Ivory Coast in the hope of finding work; the number of internally displaced persons is estimated at 129,000. On the other hand, according to the UNHCR (2017) 165,700 refugees from neighboring countries, mainly from Nigeria, live in Niger.
The biggest cities in Niger
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The constitution (Article 23) guarantees freedom of religion and follows the principle of the separation of state and religion (Article 4). Religious communities are required to register with the Ministry of the Interior.
Different sources provide different results on religious affiliation. About 90 to over 98% of the population profess Islam; 95% of them are Sunni Muslims, predominantly of the Maliki law school, 5% Shiites. Islam is strongly influenced by Sufi brotherhoods. 4–9% of the population practice indigenous African religious practices (partly in overlap with Islamic beliefs).
Around 0.3% of the population are Christians. For the Catholics (about 0.1% of the population, mostly foreigners) there is the archdiocese of Niamey with the suffragan diocese of Maradi. The majority of Protestants belong to Pentecostal and Evangelical communities; numerically the largest Protestant church is the Reformed Evangelical Church of Niger (“Église Evangélique du Niger”).