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Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Jamhuriyar Taraiyar Nijeriya  (Hausa)
  • Ọ̀hàńjíkọ̀ Ọ̀hànézè Naìjíríyà  (Igbo)
  • Orílẹ̀-èdè Olómìnira Àpapọ̀ Nàìjíríà  (Yoruba)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"
Anthem: Arise, O Compatriots
Location of  Nigeria  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Nigeria  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

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]
Ethnic groups (2014[2])
DemonymNigerian
GovernmentFederalpresidential republic
 - PresidentMuhammadu Buhari
 - Vice PresidentYemi Osinbajo
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 
Area
 - Total923,768 km2 (32nd)
356,667 sq mi
 - Water (%)1.4
Population
 - 2013 estimate174,507,539[3] (7th)
 - 2006 census140,431,790
 - Density188.9/km2 (71st)
489.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$1.109 trillion[4] (20th)
 - Per capita$6,204[4] (125th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$515.431 billion[4] (21st)
 - Per capita$2,884[4] (128th)
Gini (2010)48.8[5]
high
HDI (2013)Increase 0.504[6]
low ·152nd
CurrencyNaira (₦) (NGN)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (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 June 30, 2015


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