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Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Jamhuriyar Taraiyar Nijeriya  (Hausa)
  • Ọ̀hàńjíkọ̀ Ọ̀hànézè Naìjíríyà  (Igbo)
  • Orílẹ̀-èdè Olómìniira Àpapọ̀ Nàìjíríà  (Yoruba)
Motto: "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"
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]
ReligionSee Religion in Nigeria
DemonymNigerian
GovernmentFederalpresidentialrepublic
Muhammadu Buhari
Yemi Osinbajo
Bukola Saraki
Yakubu Dogara
W. S. Nkanu Onnoghen
LegislatureNational Assembly
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Unification of Southern and Northern Nigeria
1914
• Declared and recognised
1 October 1960
• Republic declared
1 October 1963
29 May 1999
Area
• Total
923,768 km2 (356,669 sq mi) (32nd)
• Water (%)
1.4
Population
• 2016 estimate
185,989,640[2] (7th)
• 2006 census
140,431,790
• Density
197.2/km2 (510.7/sq mi) (71st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$1.240 trillion[3] (20th)
• Per capita
$6,574[3] (124th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$508.528 billion[3] (21st)
• Per capita
$2,695[3] (122nd)
Gini (2010)Positive decrease 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 January 20, 2018


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