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Nigeria profile - Facts

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Traffic jam in Lagos
In the bustling commercial capital Lagos, rapid growth is straining infrastructure
  • Full name: The Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Population: 166.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Largest city: Lagos
  • Area: 923,768 sq km (356,669 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 52 years (men), 53 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Nigerian naira = 100 kobo
  • Main exports: Petroleum, petroleum products, cocoa, rubber
  • GNI per capita: US $1,280 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ng
  • International dialling code: +234