Overview of Nigeria

  • 2013

Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.

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Officially name: The Federal Republic of Nigeria

Capital: Abuja

Largest city: Lagos

Official language: English

Government: Presidential Federal republic

Area
Total 923,768 km2 (32nd)
Water (%) 1.4

Population
2010 estimate 152,217,341 (8th)
Density 164.8/km2 (71st)
426.8/sq mi

Currency: Naira (₦) (NGN)

Time zone
WAT (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+1)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .ng

Calling code: +234