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Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Jamhuriyar Taraiyar Nijeriya  (Hausa)
  • Ọ̀hàńjíkọ̀ Ọ̀hànézè Naìjíríyà  (Igbo)
  • Orílẹ̀-èdè Olómìniira Aláàpapọ̀ Nàìjíríà  (Yoruba)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"
Anthem: Arise, O Compatriots
Location of Nigeria shown in dark green
Location of Nigeria shown in dark green
CapitalAbuja
9°4′N7°29′E / 9.067°N 7.483°E / 9.067; 7.483
Largest cityLagos
6°27′N3°23′E / 6.450°N 3.383°E / 6.450; 3.383
Official languagesEnglish
Major languages
Other languages[1]
DemonymNigerian
GovernmentFederalpresidential republic
 • PresidentMuhammadu Buhari
 • Vice PresidentYemi Osinbajo
 • Senate PresidentBukola Saraki
 • House SpeakerYakubu Dogara
 • Chief JusticeMahmud Mohammed
LegislatureNational Assembly
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Independence from the United Kingdom
 • Unification of Southern and Northern Nigeria1914 
 • Declared and recognised1 October 1960 
 • Republic declared1 October 1963 
 • Current constitution29 May 1999 
Area
 • Total923,768 km2 (32nd)
356,667 sq mi
 • Water (%)1.4
Population
 • 2015 estimate182,202,000[2] (7th)
 • 2006 census140,431,790
 • Density197,2/km2 (71st)
510.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$1.166 trillion[3] (20th)
 • Per capita$6,351[3] (124th)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$484.895 billion[3] (21st)
 • Per capita$2,640[3] (122nd)
Gini (2010) 43.0[4]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.514[5]
low ·152nd
CurrencyNaira (₦) (NGN)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+234
ISO 3166 codeNG
Internet TLD.ng

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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