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Nigeria Facts

  • Name: Nigeria
    (long form) Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Capital City: Abuja (3,000,000 pop.)
  • Nigeria Population: 174,507,539 (2013 est.)
  • 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.)
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