home   

    sitemap    

    search    

     help     

   guestbook   

     contact     

 

 
 
 
 
 

 


Map: Nigeria, Africa

 

 

Click here to recommend the page to a friend.

Shop now!

The Best best of Fela Kuti: The Black president
Best best of Fela Kuti
Buy CD from Amazon
US order | European order

A culture of corruption
A Culture of Corruption Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria
Buy from Amazon
US order | European order

Shopping info

Nigeria

A starting point for exploration of Nigeria: Country facts, history, links, news. Hopefully you will find some information of use.

 

Nigeria flagFederal Republic of Nigeria

 

Capital: Abuja (transferred from Lagos to Abuja in 1991)
Area: 923,768 sq km
Borders to: Benin, Niger, Chad, Cameroon
Population: approx. 126.6 million
Language: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani and more
Religions: Muslim (50%), Christian (40%), indigenous beliefs (10%)

Independence from United Kingdom, October 1st, 1960.

Literacy: 57.1% of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 73.3 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 51 (Women), 51 (Men)

Type: Republic (in transition from military rule). (Federal republic modeled after USA)
President and head of state: Olusegun Obasanjo (since 1999)
GDP: $117 billion, $950 per capita
Agriculture and industry is both 40% of GDP. Services are 20% of GDP.

Currency: Naira (NGN)

More facts and figures:

CIA World Fact Book: Nigeria


LINKS:

Nigeria.com
NigeriaWeb - The Nigeria Starting Point
NIGERIA - A Country Study
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Motherland Nigeria

Literature

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Human Rights

Human Rights Watch: Nigeria

Tourism/travel

Lonely Planet World Guide - tourist information: Nigeria
World Travel Guide: Nigeria

Danish sites about Nigeria / Pages in Danish:

Leksikon.org: Nigeria

 

 

Send this page to a friend

 

Top of page

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 [ Home | Photos | Africa | Media Production | About me ]

  Copyright © Jacob Crawfurd - crawfurd.dk 1996-2014. All Rights Reserved.