Niger (GPS: 16 00 N, 8 00 E) located in Western Africa, southeast of Algeria. The country’s area measurements are total: 1.267 million sq km; land: 1,266,700 sq km, water: 300 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than twice the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is 1,000 sq km (2012).
One of the essential features of Niger: Landlocked (enclosed or nearly enclosed by land). One of the hottest countries in the world. Northern four-fifths is desert; southern one-fifth is savanna, suitable for livestock and limited agriculture.