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Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.

Languages: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani

Ethnic Groups: 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%

Belief Systems: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%


Population: 175 million people (World Rank: 7th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 498 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 71st) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.56 %/yr (World Rank: 32nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 52.5 years (World Rank: 221st) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 17.9 years (World Rank: 178th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Nigeria

Country Profile for Nigeria
United Nations

Nigeria - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress


Nigeria - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commision
for Africa African Information Society Initiative

Nigeria - Facts and Information 2

Nigeria - Facts and Information 3
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Nigeria 1
Comprehensive travel information from

Traveling to Nigeria 2

Travel Guide for Nigeria

Government Related:

Embassy of Nigeria

Government Websites of Nigeria
by Gunnar Anzinger

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