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Nigeria Flag The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa. It shares land borders with Benin, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger, as well as having a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Nigeria was estimated as being 154,729,000.

Nigeria's capital since 1991 is Abuja, which was built as a planned city during the 1980s. As of the 2006 census, the population of Abuja was 778,567.

Nigeria largest city is it is former capital, Lagos. The city itself has a population (according to the 2006 census) of 7,937,932. In a total, an estimated 15.5 million people live in the Lago metropolitan area.

Map of Nigeria

Nigeria Country Details


Country Name Nigeria
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Nigeria Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Lagos


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Nigeria (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Lizzie Williams

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (352 pages)

Nigeria (Bradt Travel Guide)
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For the adventurous traveler, Nigeria offers the opportunity to see the country in its raw and naked state. The chaos of Lagos often overshadows the rich offerings found elsewhere in Nigeria. Explore further and travelers can bathe in the Wikki Warm Springs at Yankari National Park; trek through Oshogbo Sacred Forest or visit one of the Emir’s elaborately decorated palaces. The only dedicated English-language travel guide to Nigeria on the market, this edition is thoroughly updated with an expanded section on Lagos.

 

Nigeria - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Diane Lemieux

Diane Lemieux
Released: 2012-03-20
Paperback (168 pages)

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Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa with an internal market of 150 million people and an economy growing at around 8 percent a year, is potentially Africa’s next powerhouse. It is nearly one and a half times the size of Texas, with a landmass varying from sandy beaches and tropical jungles, to plains, mountains, and desert.   This important West African nation is made up of 250 culturally distinct ethno-linguistic groups. The largest communities are the Hausa in the north, rooted in the Islamic city-states of the famed trans-Saharan trade routes; the Yoruba of the southwest, where ancient kingdoms nurtured some of Africa’s best-known art forms; and the Igbo of the southeast, where decentralized, egalitarian communities have produced many of the country’s most successful traders and businessmen. Nigeria has had a bad press: international reports of violence, corruption, and natural disasters completely overlook the vibrancy and artistic sophistication of its diverse cultural groups, most of whom live peacefully in mixed communities. Although Nigeria is the world’s fifth-largest producer of oil, there is a huge disparity in income. The competition for scarce resources and the country’s dense diversity have fostered ingenuity and perseverance on the part of its ambitious citizens. They are natural entrepreneurs, and intelligent and shrewd negotiators. They are also proud, and sensitive to criticism. Most are devout, gregarious, and hospitable, and disgusted by corruption. Now, in the twelfth consecutive year of democracy after years of military rule, major political and economic reforms are under way. Culture Smart! Nigeria is a unique introduction to life there today. Most of what is written about the country comes from the perspective of one or other tribe. There is nothing quite like this concise description of its major cultural traditions. The people most visitors will meet are well-educated, sophisticated, and well-versed in Western ways. Nonetheless, foreign businesspeople cannot hope to be successful without understanding the ancient and complex systems of behavior, values, and attitudes that underlie the country’s vibrant social and business life.
Nigeria: History, Facts and Stories
By Mr. Olatokunbo Akinola Esho

ETCHWISE Consulting Limited
Paperback (142 pages)

Nigeria: History, Facts and Stories
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Nigeria: History, Facts and Stories is a small coffee table book that gives insight about many important Historical facts, people and stories that have helped to shape the Country Nigeria over the last 100 years plus. It is a must read for anyone travelling to Nigeria or anyone who wants to know more about the Country beyond the myths and stories in the media.
Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria
By Noo Saro-Wiwa

Noo Saro Wiwa
Paperback (272 pages)

Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria
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Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to visit her father in Nigeria — a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. After her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was killed there, she didn’t return for several years. Recently, she decided to come to terms with the country her father given his life for.

Saro-Wiwa travels from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the decrepit kitsch of the Transwonderland Amusement Park. She explores Nigerian Christianity, delves into the country’s history of slavery, examines the corrupting effect of oil, and ponders the huge success of Nollywood.

She finds the country as exasperating as ever, and frequently despairs at the corruption and inefficiency she encounters. But she also discovers that it si far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, with its captivating thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all, she introduces us to the many people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the African character, its passion, wit and ingenuity.
Nigeria: Magic of a land (Grand livres)
By Ola Balogun

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Deep purple cloth cover with silver embossed lettering. Missing the dust cover. The pictures are vibrant and show details of Nigerian life in the 1960s. The editorial that precede the photos are interesting and entertaining. Lovely coffee table book, even better if this book finds itself in an educational setting.
Nigeria : a travel guide : supplementary notes on Benin (formerly Dahomey)
By Elizabeth Harris

Aburi Press
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Abuja Rocks, Nigeria: The Pocket City Guide and Travel Companion
By Victor Ogunbusola

Da-Dale Ltd
Paperback (120 pages)
 

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