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Nigeria

Official English Name: Federal Republic of Nigeria

Common English Name: Nigeria

Capital: Abuja

REGION
Western Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Benin (West)
Niger (North)
Chad (Northeast)
Cameroon (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (South)
TOTAL AREA
923, tadalafil 768 km2 (98.6% land, 1.4% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Natural gas
Petroleum
Tin
Iron ore
Coal
Limestone
Niobium
Lead
Zinc
Arable land
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
Droughts
DEMONYM
Nigerian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Yoruba (20.7%)
Hausa (16.0%)
Igbo (14.9%)
Fulani (10.4%)
Kanuri (3.7%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Hausa
Yoruba
Igbo
Fulani
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Christian (50.6%)
Muslim (43.3%)
Indigenous (5.7%)
Atheist (0.3%)
POPULATION
181,562,056
LARGEST CITY
Lagos (9,000,000)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Kano (3,626,068)
Ibadan (3,565,108)
Kaduna (1,582,102)
Port Harcourt (1,148,665)
Benin City (1,125,058)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Federal Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Muhammadu Buhari
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
36 States
1 Territory
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 October 1960 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria’s Call Obey
GDP PER CAPITA
$6,100 (USD)
CURRENCY
₦ (Naira)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = ₦315.25
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ng
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+234

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

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