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Flag of Niger

The Flag of Niger has been the national symbol of the West African Republic of Niger since 1959, a year prior to its formal independence from France. It uses the national colors of orange, white and green, in equal horizontal bands, with an orange roundel in the center. The flag forms one of the official national symbols of the Republic of Niger, with the coat of arms of Niger, the National Anthem ("la Nigérienne"), the crest (used in the center of the coat of arms), and the motto: "Fraternité, Travail, Progrès". These form Article 1 of the first part of the 1999 Constitution of Niger. The flag is similar to the Flag of India, although the ratio, shade of orange, and symbol in the center differ.

Prior to independence from French West Africa, the flag of Niger was adopted by the Territorial Assembly of the Niger Colony on 23 November 1959, shortly before proclamation of the Republic within the French Community on 18 December 1959. The flag was designed in 1958. It was retained upon independence in 1960 and has remained unchanged through the 1999 Fifth Constitution.

A number of sources have described the symbolic intent of the flag, although official sources are silent upon this. A common interpretation is that the upper orange band represents the northern regions of the Sahara Desert (though this is sometimes said to be the Sahel), the center white band represents purity (though this is sometimes said to be the River Niger), and the lower green band represents both hope and the fertile regions of southern Niger. The orange circle in the center band is said to represent the sun or independence.

Niger's flag is a tricolour, in common with other former dependencies and colonies of France.

The flag's traditional portrayal with an unusual 6:7 ratio is of unknown significance and is not used consistently in print applications of the Nigerien government.

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Flag of Niger

Country - Niger

Niger or the Niger ( or ; ), officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin to the southwest, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2, making it the largest country in West Africa. Over 80% of its land area lies in the Sahara Desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of about million live mostly in clusters in the far south and west of the country. The capital city is Niamey, located in Niger's southwest corner.

Niger is a developing country, which consistently ranks near the bottom in the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI); it was ranked 187th of 188 countries for 2015 and 189th out of 189 countries in the 2018 report. Much of the non-desert portions of the country are threatened by periodic drought and desertification. The economy is concentrated around subsistence, with some export agriculture in the more fertile south, and export of raw materials, especially uranium ore. Niger faces serious challenges to development due to its landlocked position, desert terrain, inefficient agriculture, high fertility rates without birth control, and the resulting overpopulation, the poor educational level and poverty of its people, lack of infrastructure, poor healthcare, and environmental degradation.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Algeria 
  •  Benin 
  •  Burkina Faso 
  •  Chad 
  •  Libya 
  •  Mali 
  •  Nigeria 

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Flag of Niger (English)  Bandiera del Niger (Italiano)  Vlag van Niger (Nederlands)  Drapeau du Niger (Français)  Flagge Nigers (Deutsch)  Bandeira do Níger (Português)  Флаг Нигера (Русский)  Bandera de Níger (Español)  Flaga Nigru (Polski)  尼日尔国旗 (中文)  Nigers flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Nigerului (Română)  ニジェールの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Нігеру (Українська)  Национално знаме на Нигер (Български)  니제르의 국기 (한국어)  Nigerin lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Niger (Bahasa Indonesia)  Nigerio vėliava (Lietuvių)  Nigers flag (Dansk)  Nigerská vlajka (Česky)  Nijer bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Нигера (Српски / Srpski)  Nigeri lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Nigeru (Slovenčina)  Niger zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Nigera (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติไนเจอร์ (ไทย)  Nigēras karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία του Νίγηρα (Ελληνικά) 
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