The culture of Niger is marked by variation, evidence of the cultural crossroads which French colonialism formed into a unified state from the beginning of the 20th century.
Niger is a state in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria and the largest state in the country. The famous Gurara Falls is in Niger State, and Gurara Local Government Area is named after the Gurara River, on whose course the fall is situated.
Some causes of poverty in Niger are the high birth rate, the major and minor droughts that effect agricultural and economic growth, and the outward effects of the conflict involving the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
The state is named after the River Niger . Two of Nigeria's major hydroelectric power stations, theKainji Dam and Shiroro Dam, are located in Niger State, and the newly Zungeru Dam is also located there, the Jebba Dam is half Niger state and Kwara Sharing boundaries.
The famous Gurara Falls is in Niger State, and Gurara Local Government Area is named after the Gurara River , on whose course the fall is situated. Also situated there is Kainji National Park , the largest National Park of Nigeria, which contains Kainji Lake, the Borgu Game Reserve and the Zugurma Game Reserve .
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