The capital and largest city of Niger is Niamey, which is situated along the Niger River. The city had a population estimated to be around 1.3 million people as of 2011. Niamey has an area of approximately 92 square miles.
Niger is located in western Africa, southeast of the country of Algeria. It is also bordered by Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali and Nigeria. Niger, which is a landlocked country, has a total area of about 490,000 square miles, making it the 22nd largest country in the world. As of 2014, it is also the 63rd most populated country with a population of approximately 17.5 million people.