50 Fascinating Facts about Nigeria

Nigeria is a nation that may be found on the continent of West Africa. With a total population of 188,462,640 inhabitants, the nation occupies the seventh spot on the list of most populated countries in the world. It has a total land area of 356,669 square miles, making it the 32nd biggest nation in the world. There is a president and vice president in this federal presidential republic that the country belongs to. Abuja is the name of the nation's capital. Nevertheless, Lagos is the most populous city. The Naira is the currency that is used officially. There are three horizontal stripes on the flag of Nigeria: two green stripes on either end and one white stripe in the centre of the banner.

Nigeria Facts

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The gross domestic product of Nigeria is 481.1 billion dollars.
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The nominal gross domestic product per person is $5,900.
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The population of Nigeria is comprised of more than 250 distinct ethnic groups.
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Although English is the country's official language, more than 500 other indigenous languages are spoken there.
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In Nigeria, people communicate using seven per cent of the world's total languages.
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The government of Nigeria is organised as a federal presidential republic.
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A citizen must be at least 18 years old to cast a ballot in Nigeria.
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Lagos has the highest population of any in all of Nigeria.
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One of the most well-liked sports in the country is football, which is known as soccer in the United States. It has achieved three victories at the Africa Cup of Nations with its national squad.
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Country of Nigeria is the most populated nation in Africa, and its capital city, Lagos, is the 17th most populous in the world.
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Muslims make up around half of Nigeria's population, while Christians comprise about a third of the country.
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When compared to the size of the state of California, Nigeria is about equivalent to having twice as much land area.
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In some societies, avoiding looking someone in the eye is considered impolite. However, this is not the case in Nigeria, where it is common to practice avoiding doing so.
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It's become common practice in Nigeria to operate on what's been dubbed "African time." This indicates that they are just marginally punctual most of the time. A person's arrival time will be much later depending on their social standing.
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When a woman is married under various forms of Islamic marriage in Nigeria, she may not see any of her male relatives again once the ceremony is over.
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Nigerians, like their counterparts in other African nations, believe that the left hand is unclean. It is considered rude to use one's left hand for eating, shaking hands, passing or receiving objects, etc.
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This nation's democratic system makes it the seventh biggest in the world.
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Over seventy per cent of the nation's revenue comes from the sale of petroleum products.
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The Niger River is the third biggest river in West Africa and stretches over 2,600 km across the continent.
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When we talk about the Niger River, we should mention that it was the source of inspiration for the name Nigeria.
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The film business in Nigeria is often referred to as "Nollywood," and it is currently one of the largest film industries in the world.
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Life expectancy at birth is one of the lowest in the world, coming in at just 52 years on average. This is largely the result of inadequate medical treatment, an absence of access to clean water, and substandard living circumstances.
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In the 1980s, construction began in the city of Abuja, which would later succeed Lagos as the nation's capital.
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The Third Mainland Bridge in Nigeria is now the biggest bridge on the African continent.
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With a daily output of about 2.5 million barrels of crude oil, Nigeria is the 12th largest producer of crude oil in the world.
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Nigeria's earliest archaeological records of human habitation date back to 9000 BC.
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Nigeria's nominal gross domestic product is the second-highest on the African continent.
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The agricultural sector employs over 70 per cent of Nigeria's workforce.
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Cocoa, wheat, peanuts, and cotton are the country's most lucrative cash crops.
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There are a total of 36 states inside Nigeria.
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It is said that the region surrounding Calabar is home to the greatest variety of butterfly species found anywhere in the globe.
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There is just one other nation where you may find the drill monkey, Cameroon. The drill monkey is native to Nigeria.
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The country of Nigeria has begun a project known as Nigeria Vision 20:2020, which aims to place the country's economy among the top 20 largest economies in the world by the year 2020.
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Aliko Dangote, the wealthiest person on the African continent, calls Nigeria home. It is believed that he is worth 12 billion dollars.
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More than 3 million people are using Facebook in Nigeria, evidence of the country's widespread adoption of social media platforms.
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1472 was the year that Portugal's first explorers arrived in Nigeria.
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It is anticipated that the population of Nigeria will rise to 444 million by the year 2050.
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According to research published by Forbes, five of the world's ten wealthiest pastors may be found in Nigeria. Their wealth falls anywhere from $10 million and $150 million on a scale.
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The Nok civilisation, considered the oldest in West Africa, has been present in the nation since 1000 BC.
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Yobe is the location where the oldest boat ever found on the African continent and the third oldest watercraft ever found in the world. The age of the Dufana Canoe is estimated to be around 6,500 years.
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The Yoruba people of Nigeria have the greatest rate of multiple births per woman of any population on the planet. Some people think that this is caused, at least in part, by the excessive eating of yams by the group.
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The Jos Plateau Indigobird is a bird that is endemic to Nigeria and can only be found there.
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In Nigeria, there are more than 4,700 different plant species.
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The population of Lagos alone is more than that of the whole eastern region of the United States combined.
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The landmass that comprises Northern Nigeria accounts for more than eighty per cent of the country.
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Ivory Coast is Nigeria's most important commercial partner among all of Africa's countries.
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Because there are not many national parks or other protected places in Nigeria, many of the country's species have vanished or are at risk of doing so.
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The breadth of Nigeria's landmass combined with its incredibly diverse population has earned it the moniker "Giant of Africa."
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The Niger Delta in Nigeria is the third biggest delta in the world. It is located in the country of Nigeria.
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In 1999, following years of military dictatorship and corrupt leadership, a new constitution was drafted and put into place.

Nigeria is a bustling country that is home to a large population that is kind and welcoming and deeply ingrained in their culture. This country is a must-see destination because, even though many of its native creatures have gone extinct or endangered, it is home to a variety of distinctive and uncommon animals, as well as breathtaking scenery.

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