10 Interesting Nigeria Facts

Thursday, August 28th 2014. | Countries

Get a full range of Nigeria Facts by reading the following post below. You will know the largest city, the capital city, main rivers, borders, highest mountains, popular sport, attraction and population in Nigeria in the article below:

Nigeria Facts 1: location

Where is Nigeria? It is situated in the West Africa. The country shares borders with other African countries such as Niger, Cameroon, Chad and Benin. Find out Niger facts here.

Nigeria Facts 2: official name and population

Nigeria is called Federal Republic of Nigeria as the official name of the country. Talking about the population, it was inhabited by 175 million people based on the report in July 2013. Therefore, the most populous country in Africa is taken by Nigeria. Based on the population in the world, the country was ranked as the seventh position.

Nigeria Africa

Nigeria Africa

Nigeria Facts 3: the size

Based on its size, Nigeria is called as the 32nd largest country in the world. It has the total area of 356,669 mi² or 923,768 km².

Nigeria Facts 4: independence

Nigeria was independent in 1960.  It was colonized by Britain at the end of 19th century. Now Nigeria is a part of African Union and British Commonwealth.

Nigeria Country

Nigeria Country

Nigeria Facts 5: Lagos

Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria. It is inhabited by 21 million people. Abuja is the capital city in the country. Once, Lagos was the capital city. But it was replaced by Abuja in 1991.

Nigeria Facts 6: ethnic group

There are many ethnic groups in Nigeria who live here. There are three largest ethnic groups in the country. Those are Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo.

Nigeria Facts

Nigeria Facts

Nigeria Facts 7: Naira

Naira is called as the currency Nigeria. The official language is English. People used English for the official purposes such as Business and education. The minority languages spoken in Nigeria are the indigenous languages.

Nigeria Facts 8: mountain Chappal Waddi

Mountain Chappal Waddi is the highest point in Nigeria. It has the height of 7,936 ft or 2,419 m.

Nigeria Houses

Nigeria Houses

Nigeria Facts 9: the largest rivers in Nigeria

The largest rivers in Nigeria are the Niger River and Benue River. Both flow to Niger Delta.

Nigeria Facts 10: life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Nigerian people is just 52 years old.



The poor health care is the main problem in the country. They also have lack access to clean water. What do you think on facts about Nigeria?

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