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Niger Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 9,740   Population 2000 (UN '000) 10,832
Area (km2) 1,157,232   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 95
Number of Administrative Units 129   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 76
Number of Urban Extents 36   Number of Settlement Points 40

Niger Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Niger
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Departement
Level2 Type Arrondisement
Level3 Type Canton
Number of Units 129
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 76
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 7,561
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 8,528
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 9,740
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 7,707
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 9,109
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 10,832
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,157,232
Average Input Resolution (km) 95
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 40
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 676,465
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,309
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 43,262
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 36
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 341
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 4
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 31
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 1,099
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 542,405
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,012
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 41,650
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,499,414
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 13%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 21%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 18
Regression-estimated Extents 25
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2001 Population: Preliminaire du Recensement General de la Population et de l?Habitat, 2001 - Bureau Central du Resensement, Ministere du Plan Preparer de Stone Environmental, Inc. 20 Avril 2002. Online linkage: 1998 Population: Atlas Preliminaire de la Pauvrete/Vulberabilte, Republique du Niger CD. Prepare pour le Gouvernement du Niger, Secretariat Permanent du DSRP. Stone Environmental Inc.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 1996. Data retrieved via the Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS):
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; City Population,; Niger Annuaire Statistique, Edition 1991, Census Bureau; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, Columbia Gazetteer, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Urban centres (27 towns).
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data at the canton level are only available for year 2001, thus arrondissement-level growth rates (1988-2001), were used to project the canton-level population to the target years. A 5% growth rate cap applied was applied to select units.
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