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Nigeria In Brief
Nigeria 36 States Profile
Data & Facts
Name: Nigeria
Capital: Abuja (since Dec. 12, 1991)
Muhammadu Buhari;
May 2015 - Till date
Vice President:
Yemi Osinbajo;
May 2015 - Till date
Population: 188,462,640 (2015 Estimate)
Growth Rate: 2.9 Percent per annum
Location: 5 degrees North of the Equator (West Africa)
Area: 923,768sq km
Independence: October 1, 1960
Largest State: Niger State (74,244 sq km)
Smallest State: Lagos State (3,577 sq km)
North: Republic of Niger
South: Atlantic Ocean
East: Republic of Cameroun
West: Republic of Benin
Major Cities: Abuja (capital), Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, Benin City, Ibadan, Kaduna Enugu, Jos, Sokoto, Calabar, Onitsha, Owerri.
Geo-Political Divisions: Six (6)
Number of States: 36, and a Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
Number of Local Govt: 774
Government Structure: Federal
Legislative: Bicameral
Currency: Naira and Kobo (N: K)
100kobo= One Naira
Official Language: English
Ethnic Groups: Over 250. Major ones are: Hausa/Fulani, Igbo, &Yoruba.
Principal Rivers: River Niger and River Benue
Temperature: Tropical (Average temp 29oc)
Seasons: Dry and Wet/Rain
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