Flags of the Nations: Niger

Niger, Africa Region

Although official sources are silent upon this, a common interpretation of the flag's design is that the upper orange band represents the northern regions of the Sahara Desert, the center white band represents purity, the lower green band represents both hope and the fertile regions of southern Niger, and the orange circle in the center band is said to represent the sun or independence.

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Niger

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Niger in 2009.

Niger had a population of 19,866,231 in 2018. That same year, Niger reported one officially organized Church of the Nazarene. Niger has 138 total members.

Niger is part of the Benin/Togo District, a Phase 2 district on the Africa Region. For more information about the Africa Region, visit africanazarene.org.


* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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