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Nigeria

Welcome to Nigeria - the most populated country in Africa. Nigeria is home to more than 250 ethnic groups. The African nation is known for its abundant wildlife, oil, beautiful music and award-winning literature.

Get to know Nigeria! Get the facts about its land, products and culture.

 

Official name: Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

Size: 356,669 square miles (923,768 square kilometers), slightly more than twice the size of California

 

Population:  170,123,740 as of 2012

 

Capital: Abuja

 

Official Language: English (more than 500 native languages are also spoken). Many Nigerians also speak pidgin, a mixture of English and native languages.

 

Currency: Naira

 

Climate: Mostly tropical. It's hotter and drier in the north.

 

Products: ocoa, peanuts, cotton, palm oil, corn, rice; crude oil, coal, tin

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