Facts About Nigeria

Nigeria is a unique country, officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The country includes 36 states along western Africa. The country is named after the Niger River, which runs throughout.

As the most populous country on the African continent, Nigeria has been coined the Giant of Africa. It is home to more than 130 million people. In addition, Nigeria is among the top ten most populous countries in the world. This population is incredibly diverse, offering a wide range of religions, sects, economies and more. Languages spoken in Nigeria include English, Fulani, Hausa and Igbo among others.

Nigeria’s capital city is Abuja, home to more than 452,000 people. The city was planned in the 1980s and became the capital in 1991, replacing the previous capital of Lagos. Today, Abuja is home to a number of attractions and culturally relevant locations.

Though it is no longer the country’s capital, Lagos is still a significant commercial city for western Africa. Nearly 10 million people live in Lagos, which offers nightlife, outdoor markets and the National Museum. This vibrant community is a major attraction for visitors.

The most popular national park in the country is Yankari. This park features acres of savanna and wildlife. Visitors also like to enjoy the local hot springs. It is a wonderful retreat for visitors and residents alike. The economy of Nigeria is heavily based on the crude oil, coal and tin industries. Residents also make a living with agriculture, growing cacao, peanuts, timber and corn. Nigeria also exports petroleum products, rubber and cacao.