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About Nigeria in detail
Where is Nigeria?
Nigeria, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 9 05 N 7 32 E otherwise in Africa, in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon.
What is the capital city of Nigeria?
The capital city of Nigeria is: Abuja.
What is the time in Abuja?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Abuja is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Nigeria?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Nigeria is: .ng
What is the size of Nigeria?
The territory of Nigeria is total: 923,768 sq km; land: 910,768 sq km, water: 13,000 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Nigeria is about six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Nigeria, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 4,477 km.
What is the water coverage of Nigeria?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Nigeria is covered by water (see below), and this includes 853 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Nigeria?
The climate of Nigeria is varies: equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north.
Geographical data of Nigeria
The elevation of Nigeria; mean elevation: 380 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Chappal Waddi 2,419 m.
The typical geographical details of Nigeria include southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in the southeast, plains in north.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Nigeria is the Niger River enters the country in the northwest and flows southward through tropical rain forests and swamps to its delta in the Gulf of Guinea.
Resources and land use of Nigeria
The country’s main mined products are natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 78%; arable land 37.3%; permanent crops 7.4%; permanent pasture 33.3%; forest: 9.5%; other: 12.5% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Nigeria
The number of inhabitants of Nigeria is 186,053,386 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 47.8% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Nigeria is concentrated in Lagos 13.123 million; Kano 3.587 million; Ibadan 3.16 million; ABUJA (capital) 2.44 million; Port Harcourt 2.343 million; Benin City 1.496 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Nigeria
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the most populous and politically influential are: Hausa and the Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%.
Spoken languages in Nigeria
The spoken languages in Nigeria are the following: English (official language), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages.
What are the most important religions in Nigeria?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%.
Further population data of Nigeria
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 42.79% (male 40,744,956 / female 38,870,303) 15-24 years: 19.48% (male 18,514,466 / female 17,729,351) 25-54 years: 30.65% (male 29,259,621 / female 27,768,368) 55-64 years: 3.96% (male 3,595,293 / female 3,769,986) 65 years and over: 3.12% (male 2,754,040 / female 3,047,002) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Nigeria is 2.44% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Nigeria the birth rate is 37.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 12.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Nigeria the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Nigeria, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Nigeria are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 3.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Nigeria
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Following an April 2014 statistical "rebasing" exercise, Nigeria has emerged as Africa's largest economy, with 2015 GDP estimated at $1.1 trillion. Oil has been a dominant source of income and government revenues since the 1970s. Following the 2008-9 globDespite its strong fundamentals, oil-rich Nigeria has been hobbled by inadequate power supply, lack of infrastructure, delays in the passage of legislative reforms, an inefficient property registration system, restrictive trade policies, an inconsistent rBecause of lower oil prices, GDP in 2016 fell 1.7%, and government revenues declined, while the nonoil sector also contracted due to economic policy uncertainty. President BUHARI, elected in March 2015, has established a cabinet of economic ministers that.
GDP is an important figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Nigeria is $415.1 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicatoris the rate of the GDP growth, which in Nigeria is -1.7% (2016 estimate) 2.7% (2015 estimate) 6.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Nigeria this is $5,900 (2016 estimate) $6,200 (2015 estimate) $6,200 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Nigeria produces?
The main agricultural products of Nigeria are cocoa, peanuts, cotton, palm oil, corn, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava (manioc, tapioca), yams, rubber; cattle, sheep, goats, pigs; timber; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are crude oil, coal, tin, columbite; rubber products, wood; hides and skins, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food products, footwear, chemicals, fertilizer, printing, ceramics, steel. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on crude oil, coal, tin, columbite; rubber products, wood; hides and skins, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food products, footwear, chemicals, fertilizer, printing, ceramics, steel.
Drinking water source in Nigeria
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 80.8% of population, rural: 57.3% of population, total: 68.5% of population. Unimproved: urban: 19.2% of population, rural: 42.7% of population, total: 31.5% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Nigeria
In Nigeria, the average number of childbirth is 5.13 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Nigeria
The average age of the population is total: 18.3 years; male: 18.2 years, female: 18.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Nigeria it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Nigeria is -0.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Nigeria. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 15 years.
Is Nigeria a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Nigeria
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Nigeria density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Nigeria the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and yellow feverwater contact diseases: leptospirosis and schistosomiasisrespiratory disease: meningococcal meningitisaerosolized dust or soil contact disease: Lassa feveranimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Nigeria the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Nigeria is 9.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Nigeria? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Nigeria are periodic droughts; flooding.
More interesting facts about Nigeria
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy. After independence in 1960, politics were marked by coups and mostly military rule, until the death of a military head of state in 1998 allowed for a political transition. In 1999, a new constitution was adopted and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of institutionalizing democracy and reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history and the elections of 2011 were generally regarded as credible. The 2015 election is considered the most well run in Nigeria since the return to civilian rule, with the umbrella opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, defeating the long-ruling People's Democratic Party that had governed since 1999.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Nigeria: 1 October 1960 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Nigeria
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green; the color green represents the forests and abundant natural wealth of the country, white stands for peace and unity.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Nigeria: eagle; national colors: green, white.
Constitution of Nigeria
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Nigeria?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Nigeria is mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law (in 12 northern states), and traditional law.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Nigeria, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Assembly consists of the Senate (109 seats - 3 each for the 36 states and 1 for Abuja; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms) and the House of Representatives (360 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms)elections: Senate - last held on 28-29 March 2015 (next to be held in February 2019); House of Representatives - last held on 28-29 March 2015 (next to be held in 2019)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - APC 60, PDP 49; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - APC 225, PDP 125, other 10.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Nigeria
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Nigeria the labor force is 58.8 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Nigeria is total: 71.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 76 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 66.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Nigeria is 23.9% (2011 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Nigeria, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.8% highest 10%: 38.2% (2010 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Nigeria the GINI index is .43,7 (2003).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Nigeria, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 1.8% highest 10%: 38.2% (2010 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Nigeria
The available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Nigeria is; revenues: $11.4 billion, expenditures: $21.21 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 2.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Nigeria is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state's local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Nigeria
A few further interesting and important economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 15.3% (2016 estimate), 9% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 18% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Nigeria
Nigeria, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Nigeria is: $33.27 billion (2016 estimate), $45.89 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum and petroleum products 95%, cocoa, rubber (2012 estimate).
The most important imported products are machinery, chemicals, transport equipment, manufactured goods, food and live animals, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 25.7%, US 6.4%, Netherlands 6.1%, India 4.3% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Nigeria
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Nigeria, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 33.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 1.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Nigeria, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Nigeria; further expansion and modernization of the fixed-line telephone network is needed; network quality remains a problemdomestic: fixed-line subscribership remains only about 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services growing rapidly, in part responding to the shortcomings of the fixed-line network; multiple cellular providers operate nationally with subscribership base over 80 perinternational: country code - 234; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Nigeria
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Nigeria: 54 (2013), and the number of heliports: 5 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Nigeria: total: 193,200 km, paved: 28,980 km, unpaved: 164,220 km (2004).
The total length of the waterways in Nigeria: 8,600 km (Niger and Benue Rivers and smaller rivers and creeks) (2011).
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Facts & data about Nigeria
Name of the country: conventional long form: Federal Republic of Nigeria, conventional short form: Nigeria, etymology: named for the Niger River that flows through the west of the country to the Atlantic Ocean; from a native term "Ni Gir" meaning "River Gir".
|Abbrevation: Nigeria||Geographic coordinates:
10 00 N, 8 00 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Nigeria: Abuja||GPS of the Capital:
9 05 N 7 32 E
|Position: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon|
|Land area: total: 923,768 sq km; land: 910,768 sq km, water: 13,000 sq km||Terrain: southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in the southeast, plains in north
||Area comparative: about six times the size of Georgia; slightly more than twice the size of California|
|Population: 186,053,386 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.44% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.95 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.91 male(s) / female, total population: 1.04 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $33.27 billion (2016 estimate), $45.89 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $36.4 billion (2016 estimate), $52.33 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 25.7%, US 6.4%, Netherlands 6.1%, India 4.3% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 47.8% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): Lagos 13.123 million; Kano 3.587 million; Ibadan 3.16 million; ABUJA (capital) 2.44 million; Port Harcourt 2.343 million; Benin City 1.496 million (2015)||Median age: total: 18.3 years; male: 18.2 years, female: 18.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 86.138 million. Percent of population: 47.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 187,155. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 150.83 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 83 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 23.9% (2011 estimate)||Nationality: Nigerian(s) adjective: Nigerian||National holidays: Independence Day (National Day), 1 October (1960)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 53.4 years. Male: 52.4 years, female: 54.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 5.13 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 37.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 59.6%; male: 69.2%, female: 49.7% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law (in 12 northern states), and traditional law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: crude oil, coal, tin, columbite; rubber products, wood; hides and skins, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food products, footwear, chemicals, fertilizer, printing, ceramics, steel||Industrial production growth rate: -4.7% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: -1.7% (2016 estimate) 2.7% (2015 estimate) 6.3% (2014 estimate)|
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