Location of Nigeria
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is situated in the Western part of Africa. Its coastal boundary is delimited by the Gulf of Guinea in the south and the land boundary is shared by Cameroon and Chad in the east, Niger in the north and Benin in the west. Abuja is Nigeria’s capital city and Lagos is its largest city. Nigeria covers a total area of 923,768 sq. km. making it the thirty second largest country of the world. It has a small coastline of 853 km in comparison to its total land boundary of 4047 km. The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of the country is 4° to 14°N and 2° to 15°E respectively.
The climate of the country varies from equatorial in the south to arid in the north and tropical in the center. The topography of the country has valley, plateaus and hilly areas.
Economically Nigeria has one of the strongest economy in Africa, in 2014 it became the largest economy of Africa. The presence of the oil reserves in the country has contributed in its growing economy.
Culturally, Nigeria has played a major role in developing African music, Palm Wine music, Afrobeat etc. Nigeria has also produced many famous internationally recognized writers and poets such as Ken Saro, Jhon Pepper Clark, Helon Habila, Chris Abani, Wole Soyinka etc.
Facts About Nigeria
|Area||923,768 km2 (356,667 sq mi) Water (%) 1.4|
|Population||174,507,539 (2013 Est.)|
|Lat Long||8.0000° N, 10.0000° E|
|Time Zone||WAT (UTC+1) Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+1)|
|Airport||27 Airports in Nigeria|
|Neighbour countries||Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Benin|