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Nigeria Facts

Nigeria's Information

Flag of Nigeria
Land Area 910,768 km2
Water Area 13,000 km2
Total Area 923,768km2 (#31)
Population 186,053,386 (#7)
Population Density 204.28/km2
Government Type Federal Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $1,090.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $5,900
Currency Naira (NGN)
More Information Nigeria
Largest Cities
  • Name: Nigeria
    (long form) Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Capital City: Abuja (3,000,000 pop.)
  • Nigeria Population: 174,507,539 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Naira
    (conversion rates)

    One-thousand Naira
  • Ethnicity: Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the following are the most populous and politically influential: Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%
  • GDP total: $455.5 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Lagos, Kano, Ibadan, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Benin
  • Name: From a native term Ni Gir meaning flowing water, the country is named after the Niger River.
  • National Day: October 1
  • Religion: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Nigeria Trivia

What are the Biggest Ethnic Groups in Nigeria?

The Hausa is the biggest ethnic group in Nigeria, making up 25.1% of the population.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Nigeria

Who Was the First President of Nigeria?

Azikiwe was the first President of Nigeria after the country became a fully independent republic and Nigeria cut ties with Britain.

Presidents And Military Leaders Of Nigeria Since Independence

What Language is Spoken in Nigeria?

Nigeria is a multilingual nation with over 520 languages being spoken in the country. English is the official language.

What Languages Are Spoken In Nigeria?

What is the Major Religion in Nigeria?

42.5% of the population of Nigeria is Sunni Islam, 32.3% of the population of Nigeria is Protestant Christianity, and 10.9% of the population practices Roman Catholicism.

Religious Beliefs In Nigeria

What Kind of Plants Come From Nigeria?

Some of the native plants that live in Nigeria include the rogon daji, the nganda coffee and the yohimbe.

Native Plants Of Nigeria

What is the Biggest City in Nigeria?

Lagos, with its 21 million metro area residents, is one of the earth's most populous urban areas and the largest city in Nigeria.

Biggest Cities In Nigeria

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