Culture of Niger
People in Niger speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Niger is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Niger is 0.6519. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 17.8% of Niger's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Niger.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Niger is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Niger is considered to be 4. According to data on inbound tourists in Niger, 123,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Niger is called 'La Nigérienne', which in English means 'The Nigerien'. It was adopted in 1961. The lyrics have been written by Maurice Albert Thiriet and the music has been composed by Robert Jacquet, Nicolas Abel François Frionnet.
Around 2% of the population of Niger are obese.
Each year, the people of Niger consume 0.2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 46% beer, 13.3% wine, 40.7% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Niger is rice stew. Other national dishes include ogbono.