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Nigeria Geography

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)
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The landscape of Nigeria varies with mangrove forests and swamps bordering the southern coast, and hardwood forests further inland.
The Niger and Benue River valleys make up Nigeria's most expansive region, merging into each other to form a distinctive 'Y' shape.
The Mambilla Plateau, the highest in the country, forms the area southeast of the Benue, and is punctuated by hills and mountains, extending into the border with Cameroon.
Filling in the space between the far south and far north is a vast savannah made up of three zones: The Guinean forest-savanna mosaic, Sudan savannah and the Sahel savannah. Rain falls sparsely in the Sahel savannah, located in the northeast, and subsequently the Sahara Desert is encroaching.
Nigeria's highest point is Chappal Waddi at 7,936 ft (2,419 m); the lowest point of the country is the Atlantic Ocean (om).
The country shares Lake Chad in the northeast with Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Nigeria Trivia

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 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

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 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 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

What Kind of Government Does Nigeria Have?

The federal government of Nigeria is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.

What Type Of Government Does Nigeria Have?

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