Map: Nigeria, Africa



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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


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


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Human Rights

Human Rights Watch: Nigeria


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

Danish sites about Nigeria / Pages in Danish:

Leksikon.org: Nigeria



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