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Countries of the World: Nigeria
Resources about Nigeria including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Nigeria GDP (2009): $339 billion (agriculture 33%; industry 34%; services 23%). Real GDP growth rate (2009): 6.1%. Per capita GDP (2009): $2,300. Inflation (2009): 11.5%. Natural resources: Oil and natural gas (37% of 2006 GDP), tin, columbite, iron ore, coal, limestone, lead, zinc. Agriculture: Products--cocoa, palm oil, yams, cassava, sorghum, millet, corn, rice, livestock, groundnuts, cotton. Industry: Types--textiles, cement, food products, footwear, metal products, lumber, beer, detergents, car assembly. Trade (2007): Exports--$65.5 billion: fuels and mining products (97%); agricultural products (cocoa, rubber, oil, nuts) (2.2%); manufactures (0.8%). Partners--United States (38.3%); European Union (21.8%); India (9.9%); Brazil (6.8%); Japan (4%). Imports--$29.5 billion: machinery; chemicals; transport equipment; manufactured goods (72.3%); agricultural products (23.7%), fuels and mining products (4%). Partners--European Union (33.2%); United States (15.6%); China 7.2%; Korea (2.8%); U.A.E. (2.6%); others (15%). Foreign direct investment (FDI, 2008): 29.5% of GDP. Official development assistance (2006): $11.434 billion. Currency: Naira (150 Naira = U.S. $1 as of March 23, 2010).
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2836.htm

Geography of Nigeria Area: 923.8 thousand sq. km. (356,700 sq. mi.) about the size of California, Nevada, and Arizona. Cities: Capital--Abuja (pop. est. 1.6 million). Other cities-- Lagos (11.4 million), Kano (3.3 million), Ibadan (3.3 million), Benin City (1.2 million), Port Harcourt (1.2 million), Maiduguri (1.1 million), Zaria (1.0 million). Terrain: Ranges from southern coastal swamps to tropical forests, open woodlands, grasslands, and semi-desert in the far north. The highest regions are the Jos Plateau 1,200-2,400 meters above sea level and the mountains along the border with Cameroon. Climate: Annual rainfall ranges from 381 cm. along the coast to 64 cm. or less in the far north.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2836.htm

Government of Nigeria Type: Federal republic. Independence: October 1, 1960. Constitution: The 1999 constitution (based largely on the 1979 constitution) was promulgated by decree on May 5, 1999 and came into force on May 29, 1999. Subdivisions: 36 states plus Federal Capital Territory (Abuja); states divided into a total of 774 local government areas. Budget (2009): $21.3 billion, of which recurrent expenditures constitute $11.1 billion, capital expenditures $7 billion, statutory transfers $1.1 billion, and debt service $2 billion. Critical sectors--security and the Niger Delta (20%); education (8%); transportation (7%); agriculture and water (5%); and energy (5%). Indebtedness, including federal/state government debt, as percentage of GDP: 3%.
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2836.htm

Map of Nigeria This Map of Nigeria shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Abuja the capital of Nigeria. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
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Official Name of Nigeria The Official Name of Nigeria is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)
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People of Nigeria Nationality: Noun and adjective--Nigerian(s). Population (2010): 152 million. Population growth rate (2010): 2.0%. Total fertility rate (avg. number of children per woman in 2010): 4.82. Ethnic groups (250): Hausa-Fulani, Igbo, Yoruba, and Kanuri are the largest. Religions: Muslim, Christian, indigenous African. Languages: English (official), Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Fulani, Kanuri, others. Education: Attendance (secondary)--male 32%, female 27%. Literacy--39%-51%. Health: Life expectancy (2010)--47 years.
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