Official English Name: Federal Republic of Nigeria
Common English Name: Nigeria
Capital: Abuja

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani

Resources

Natural gas, Petroleum, Tin, Iron ore, Coal, Limestone, Niobium, Lead, Zinc, Arable land

Neighbors

Benin (West), Niger (North), Chad (Northeast), Cameroon (East)

Ethnic groups

Yoruba (20.7%), Hausa (16.0%), Igbo (14.9%), Fulani (10.4%), Kanuri (3.7%)

People

Est. Population:

203,452,505

Demonym:

Nigerian

Religions:

Christian (50.6%)
Muslim (43.3%)
Indigenous (5.7%)
Atheist (0.3%)

Largest City:

Lagos (9,000,000)

Other Cities:

Kano (3,626,068)
Ibadan (3,565,108)
Kaduna (1,582,102)
Port Harcourt (1,148,665)
Benin City (1,125,058)

Geography

Region:

Western Africa

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (South)

Total Area:

923,768 km2 (98.6% land, 1.4% water)

Total Land:

4,047 km

Total Coastline:

853 km

Climate

Equatorial in the south
Tropical in the center and north

Terrain:

Southern lowlands
Central hills and plateaus
Plains in the north
Mountains in the southeast

Highest Point

Chappal Waadi (2,419 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Flooding
Droughts

Government

Type:

Federal Republic

Head of State and Government:

President Muhammadu Buhari

Admin. Divisions

36 States
1 Territory

Independence:

1 October 1960 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Eagle

Nat'l Anthem:

Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria’s Call Obey

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$6,100 (USD)

Currency

₦ (Naira)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = ₦ (Naira)362.06

Communication

Internet Code

.ng

Telephone Code

+234

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Cultural Notes

Within Nigeria’s borders lie over 500 languages and 250 dialects.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ni.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/NI (Ethnic and religious data)
http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/nigeria-population/cities/ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 22 November 2016