Nigeria World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Nigeria The most populated country in Africa is also one of the most interesting. Nigeria boast beauty and diversity in all aspects, culture, flora, and fauna. Nigeria has a lot of potential to become a magnet to tourists looking for exotic adventures. Nigeria enjoys a pristine ecosystem in the middle of the tropics, and is ready to be explored.

Area: 924.012 Km²
Population: 126.636.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 137 pop/Km²

System of government: Federal Presidential Republic
Capital: Abuja (154.000 pop., 541.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Lagos 1.287.000 pop. (4.000.000 urban aggl.), Ibadan 1.484.000 pop. (2.000.000 urban aggl.), Ogbomosho 615.000 pop., Kano 560.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Hausa 21%, Yoruba 21%, Ibo 18%, Fulbe 11%, Ewe 6%, Kanuri and others 23%
Border countries: Benin WEST, Niger NORTH, Chad and Cameroon EAST

Principal mountains: Vogel Peak 2042 m
Principal rivers: Niger 1170 Km (nigerian tract, total 4184 Km), Benue 800 Km (nigerian tract, total 1400 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Chad 3800 Km² (nigerian part, total 16.300 Km² average)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Equatorial - tropical

Language: English (official), Hausa, Ibo, Yoruba and others ethnic dialects
Religion: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, Indigenous Beliefs and others 10%
Currency: Naira (NGN)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 1/10, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00234
GMT: +1

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