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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
Official Language: English (more than 500 native languages are also spoken). Many Nigerians also speak pidgin, a mixture of English and native languages.
Climate: Mostly tropical. It's hotter and drier in the north.
Products: ocoa, peanuts, cotton, palm oil, corn, rice; crude oil, coal, tin