Brief Facts about Nigeria

With a total land area of 923, 770 square kilometers, Nigeria is located in West Africa. The country is bounded on the North by Niger Republic, on the West by Republic  of Benin, and on the East by Cameroon.

Here are more facts about Nigeria, presented in bullet points:

  • Population: 175 million (2014 estimate)
  • Density:  188.9 persons/ square kilometer
  • Growth rate: 2.
  • Capital: Abuja (since December 12, 1991)
  • Official language: English
  • Major languages: Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo
  • Largest state: Niger
  • Smallest state: Lagos state
  • Largest city: Lagos city
  • Most populous state: Lagos
  • Currency: Naira (1 Naira = 100 kobo)
  • Government: Federal presidential republic
  • Longest river: Niger – 4180km (1175 km within Nigeria)
  • Independence: October 1, 1960
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Political divisions: 6 geo-political zones and 36 states
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