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What to do in Niger: the Youngest Country in the World!




Niger, a fascinating country in West Africa. Did you know that, despite its rich history dating back to prehistoric times, Niger is currently the country with the youngest population in the world?

This intriguing country has a lot to offer. Niger boasts a diverse cultural heritage, influenced by diverse civilizations such as the Songhai and Hausa peoples. Each phase of history left its marks, which are manifested in architecture, music and customs.

 



Now, what are the five must-see places to visit in Niger? Of course, W du Niger National Park is at the top of the list, with its impressive array of wildlife. Secondly, the Great Mosque of Niamey, the largest mosque in the country. The city of Agadez, with its famous clay tower. The beautiful oasis of Bilma, and of course, the Ténéré desert, one of the driest and most inhospitable places on Earth.

Niger's currency is the CFA franc and the official language is French, but several African languages are spoken by the country's different ethnicities. Good news for us Brazilians: we don't need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days!

 




Niger is a developing country, relying mainly on agriculture and mining to sustain its economy. Politically and socially, the country has faced challenges, with frequent conflicts and socioeconomic problems.

 

So, ready for the big reveal of our curiosity in the title? Niger is the country with the youngest population in the world, with around half of its inhabitants under 15 years of age! A true young nation in the heart of the African continent!

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