Located in the continent of Africa, Nigeria covers 910,768 square kilometers of land and 13,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 32nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 923,768 square kilometers.
Nigeria became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Nigeria is 170,123,740 (2012) and the nation has a density of 187 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Nigeria is the Naira (NGN). As well, the people of Nigeria are refered to as Nigerian.
The dialing code for the country is 234 and the top level internet domain for Nigerian sites is .ng.
To learn more, visit our detailed Nigeria section.
|Density||186.8 / km2 ( 483.8 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Abuja (Abuja Federal Capital Territory)|
|GDP||569,000,000,000 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||3,345 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||910,768 km2 (351,649 mi2)|
|Water Area||13,000 km2 (5,019 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Cameroon, Chad, The Niger, Benin|
What is the capital of Nigeria?
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It has a population of 590,400, and is located on a latitue of 9.06 and longitude of 7.5.
Abuja is also the political center of Nigeria, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Abuja, the Capital Of Nigeria
|Elevation||476 meters over sea level|
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