Updated 30 September 2012
Federal Republic of Nigeria is located in the West of the African Continent, with a population of 170,123,740, making
it the
7th largest national population. Its capital is Abuja and its largest city is Lagos with a total population of
7,937,932. The country encompasses 923,707 square kilometers making it the 32nd largest country in total area. It
shares boundaries with Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea and Benin.

President Goodluck Jonathan, the elected Vice President, is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government
and achieved that status o
n 5 May 2010 upon the death of president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua.and was elected by
popular vote on 16 April 2011with
Namadi Sambo elected as Vice President. Its form of government is a federal
republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution in May 1999.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Hausu, Yoruba, Igbo and Fulani. It counts among its major
religions Muslim, Christian and indigenous beliefs. As sources of mass communication it has 83 AM, 36 FM, 11 Short
Wave and 3 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Chappal Waddi, its highest point at 2,491 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point
at 0 meters. Its principal waterways are Niger and Benue rivers, which measure 8,000 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are crude oil, coal, tin, columbite,
palm oil, peanuts, cotton, rubber, wood, hides and skins, textiles and cement/construction. Its official currency is the
Nigerian Naira.

Here’s something you may not know about Nigeria. Nigeria is home to about 400 languages.
Nigerian ladies in
traditional clothing
Lagos- Nigeria's
largest city
Olumo Rock
Festival parade
Village in Northern
Nigerian child in boat
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Abuja- Nigeria's capital
Benue River- one of
Nigeria's principle
Bight of Benin on the
Ocean-Nigeria's lowest
Boy paddling a canoe
near the Nigeria and
Benin border
Waterfall on Afi
Chappal Waddi-
Nigeria's highest point
Dogondoutchi- on the
Nigerian border with
Elephant on the
Mambilla Plain
Kainji Lake
Isi Ewu- a Nigerian
delicacy of goat's head
used in a soup
Gashaka Forest
Reserve on the
Nigerian border with
Fishermen on the
Niger River Delta
Lake Chad- on
Nigeria's border with
Village near Port
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
3.6% (2009 est.)

3.3 million

Bonny Island in Rivers
State- Nigeria's
southernmost point
Broken Mountain near
Maiduguri- Nigeria's
easternmost point near
the border with Chad
Illela- Nigeria's
northernmost point on
the border with Niger
Niger River at Cotonou
Harbor- Nigeria's
westernmost point on
the border with Benin