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Complete details about Nigeria in Africa with capital city Abuja

Country NameNigeria (Nigeria)
Country CodeNGA
Capital CityAbuja
ContinentAfrica
RegionWestern Africa
Independence Year1960
Population111506000
Surface Area923768.0
Life Expectancy51.6 years
GNP65707.0 (old 58623.0)
Government FormFederal Republic

Spoken Languages

Bura     (1.6%)
Edo     (3.3%)
Ful     (11.3%)
Hausa     (21.1%)
Ibibio     (5.6%)
Ibo     (18.1%)
Ijo     (1.8%)
Joruba     (21.4%)
Kanuri     (4.1%)
Tiv     (2.3%)

Major Cities

Lagos, Lagos     (population 1518000)
Ibadan, Oyo & Osun     (population 1432000)
Ogbomosho, Oyo & Osun     (population 730000)
Kano, Kano & Jigawa     (population 674100)
Oshogbo, Oyo & Osun     (population 476800)
Ilorin, Kwara & Kogi     (population 475800)
Abeokuta, Ogun     (population 427400)
Port Harcourt, Rivers & Bayelsa     (population 410000)
Zaria, Kaduna     (population 379200)
Ilesha, Oyo & Osun     (population 378400)
Onitsha, Anambra & Enugu & Eb     (population 371900)
Iwo, Oyo & Osun     (population 362000)
Ado-Ekiti, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 359400)
Abuja, Federal Capital Dist     (population 350100)
Kaduna, Kaduna     (population 342200)
Mushin, Lagos     (population 333200)
Maiduguri, Borno & Yobe     (population 320000)
Enugu, Anambra & Enugu & Eb     (population 316100)
Ede, Oyo & Osun     (population 307100)
Aba, Imo & Abia     (population 298900)
Ife, Oyo & Osun     (population 296800)
Ila, Oyo & Osun     (population 264000)
Oyo, Oyo & Osun     (population 256400)
Ikerre, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 244600)
Benin City, Edo & Delta     (population 229400)
Iseyin, Oyo & Osun     (population 217300)
Katsina, Katsina     (population 206500)
Jos, Plateau & Nassarawa     (population 206300)
Sokoto, Sokoto & Kebbi & Zam     (population 204900)
Ilobu, Oyo & Osun     (population 199000)
Offa, Kwara & Kogi     (population 197200)
Ikorodu, Lagos     (population 184900)
Ilawe-Ekiti, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 184500)
Owo, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 183500)
Ikirun, Oyo & Osun     (population 181400)
Shaki, Oyo & Osun     (population 174500)
Calabar, Cross River     (population 174400)
Ondo, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 173600)
Akure, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 162300)
Gusau, Sokoto & Kebbi & Zam     (population 158000)
Ijebu-Ode, Ogun     (population 156400)
Effon-Alaiye, Oyo & Osun     (population 153100)
Kumo, Bauchi & Gombe     (population 148000)
Shomolu, Lagos     (population 147700)
Oka-Akoko, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 142900)
Ikare, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 140800)
Sapele, Edo & Delta     (population 139200)
Deba Habe, Bauchi & Gombe     (population 138600)
Minna, Niger     (population 136900)
Warri, Edo & Delta     (population 126100)
Bida, Niger     (population 125500)
Ikire, Oyo & Osun     (population 123300)
Makurdi, Benue     (population 123100)
Lafia, Plateau & Nassarawa     (population 122500)
Inisa, Oyo & Osun     (population 119800)
Shagamu, Ogun     (population 117200)
Awka, Anambra & Enugu & Eb     (population 111200)
Gombe, Bauchi & Gombe     (population 107800)
Igboho, Oyo & Osun     (population 106800)
Ejigbo, Oyo & Osun     (population 105900)
Agege, Lagos     (population 105000)
Ise-Ekiti, Ondo & Ekiti     (population 103400)
Ugep, Cross River     (population 102600)
Epe, Lagos     (population 101000)

Nigeria's most recent News and Stories

Nigeria Tweets

From @trendinaliaNG on Mon Feb 27 08:52:07 EST 2017 Trend Alert: 'Cheaper'. More trends at https://t.co/RztqeSY2ZJ #trndnl https://t.co/hv3A03uQZZ
From @VOFNBorno on Mon Feb 27 08:52:07 EST 2017 CBN to strengthen naira :: P.M. News Nigeria https://t.co/wavUUMTDdC
From @Sir_Jabulani on Mon Feb 27 08:52:07 EST 2017 RT @SABA_LEE: Kuku use eraser to clean Nigeria off the map https://t.co/e0u4VMsarm
From @ogowuikwu on Mon Feb 27 08:52:07 EST 2017 RT @UdeObasi35: @CiaoVaso22,NIGERIA/BRITISH GOVERNMENT PLAN TO ELIMINATE BIAFRAN LEADER NNAMDI KANU LEAKED https://t.co/THO8l9E5O9
From @dexnovapmschool on Mon Feb 27 08:52:07 EST 2017 @Lift_Nigeria We are giving 5 women free access to our Online Course Women In Leadership. https://t.co/bhm5OAjeuQ https://t.co/8aH53CJmKI
From @vofnlebanon on Mon Feb 27 08:52:06 EST 2017 RT VoiceboxOFNaija "CBN to strengthen naira :: P.M. News Nigeria https://t.co/olVcduEj6k" CBN to strengthen naira? https://t.co/wfgVeLFLhh
From @ogowuikwu on Mon Feb 27 08:52:05 EST 2017 RT @UdeObasi35: @Keerfa_Nikaias ,NIGERIA/BRITISH GOVERNMENT PLAN TO ELIMINATE BIAFRAN LEADER NNAMDI KANU LEAKED https://t.co/THO8l9E5O9
From @vofnhonduras on Mon Feb 27 08:52:05 EST 2017 RT VoiceboxOFNaija "CBN to strengthen naira :: P.M. News Nigeria https://t.co/bE8nAWWhVo" CBN to strengthen naira? https://t.co/OLwFtzpCHy
From @worldinflation on Mon Feb 27 08:52:04 EST 2017 Nigeria's central bank to auction $100 mln in currency forwards - Yahoo Finance https://t.co/sf8qeqoUt0
From @ogowuikwu on Mon Feb 27 08:52:02 EST 2017 RT @UdeObasi35: @antarsyaagparho ,NIGERIA/BRITISH GOVERNMENT PLAN TO ELIMINATE BIAFRAN LEADER NNAMDI KANU LEAKED https://t.co/THO8l9E5O9
From @Nnamddi on Mon Feb 27 08:52:01 EST 2017 RT @JoyceOdukoya: Looks like Buhari will be governing Nigeria from London whilst Osinbajo pretends to be acting president. Nigeria, sorry o?
From @cypherinfo on Mon Feb 27 08:51:59 EST 2017 #Documentario: #Africa e #libertŕ #Nigeria un #fiume di #petrolio La #responsabilitŕ dell'#Italia! https://t.co/tX5oBYevh0
From @ogowuikwu on Mon Feb 27 08:51:59 EST 2017 RT @UdeObasi35: @TriskelCork ,NIGERIA/BRITISH GOVERNMENT PLAN TO ELIMINATE BIAFRAN LEADER NNAMDI KANU LEAKED https://t.co/THO8l9E5O9
From @realtruth60 on Mon Feb 27 08:51:58 EST 2017 RT @PamelaGeller: Muslim Leader Warns Nigeria Not to Regulate Polygamy ? That It Violates Koran https://t.co/s4K8TQ7ZI5 https://t.co/oqpoK6?
From @Taybz_ on Mon Feb 27 08:51:55 EST 2017 RT @TobyHater: When the son of the deposed King of Nigeria emails you directly asking for help, you help. His father ran the freakin countr?