With much of the area under desert, Niger’s subtropical climate is very hot and dry. On the edges of the Niger River basin, there is a tropical climate. This area lies in the extreme south. Niger is located along the border between the Sahara and Sub-Saharan regions. It is a landlocked nation is West Africa. Its latitudinal extent is 11° and 24° N, and longitudinal extent is 0° and 16° E. The country borders seven countries and has a total boundary line of 5,697 kilometers.