Nigeria
 
 
Parliament
National Constitution

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Population
190,886,311 Source
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Welcome to Nigeria

Flag Description
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.

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from the United Kingdom
- Unification of Southern and Northern Nigeria 1914
- Declared and recognized 1 October 1960
- Republic declared 1 October 1963

Capital
Abuja

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Calling code
+234

Currency
Naira (?) (NGN)

Geographic Coordinates
9°4'N 7°29'E

Official language
English

Location
Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon

Geographic coordinates
10 00 N, 8 00 E

Map references
Africa

Area
total: 923,768 sq km
country comparison to the world: 32
land: 910,768 sq km
water: 13,000 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly more than twice the size of California

Coastline
853 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Chappal Waddi 2,419 m

Nationality
noun: Nigerian(s)
adjective: Nigerian

Languages
English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages

National symbol(s)
eagle

National anthem
name: "Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey"

National Anthem lyrics/music
John A. ILECHUKWU, Eme Etim AKPAN, B. A. OGUNNAIKE, Sotu OMOIGUI and P. O. ADERIBIGBE/Benedict Elide ODIASE
note: adopted 1978; the lyrics are a mixture of five of the top entries in a national contest

Budget
revenues: $23.85 billion
expenditures: $31.51 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
4.8% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 212

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Nigeria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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