GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as the Cross River National Park and the Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that is pictured on the national currency.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

131,530,000

CAPITAL

Abuja (452,000)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $900

LANGUAGE

English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani

RELIGION

Muslim, Christian, indigenous beliefs

LIFE EXPECTANCY

52

AREA

923,768 square kilometers (356,669 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

68

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ABUJA

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, in the middle of the country. The skyline of the city, which was built largely in the 1980s, is dominated by Aso Rock, an enormous monolith. It rises up behind the Presidential Complex, which houses the residence and offices of the Nigerian president. Nearby are the National Assembly and the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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BENIN CITY

Benin City is the capital of the Edo State, in southern Nigeria. In central Kings Square, the Benin City National Museum traces the history of the Benin Empire and has displays of terracotta sculpture. The Oba’s Palace is known for bronze plaques that once decorated the walls, depicting historical events and life at court. The city is renowned for its bronze casting, and bronze casters ply their trade along Igun Street.

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LAGOS

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.

ABUJA

Nigeria -Abuja-12844 COVER

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, in the middle of the country. The skyline of the city, which was built largely in the 1980s, is dominated by Aso Rock, an enormous monolith. It rises up behind the Presidential Complex, which houses the residence and offices of the Nigerian president. Nearby are the National Assembly and the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

BENIN CITY

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Benin City is the capital of the Edo State, in southern Nigeria. In central Kings Square, the Benin City National Museum traces the history of the Benin Empire and has displays of terracotta sculpture. The Oba’s Palace is known for bronze plaques that once decorated the walls, depicting historical events and life at court. The city is renowned for its bronze casting, and bronze casters ply their trade along Igun Street.

LAGOS

Nigeria -Lagos-12599 COVER

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, sprawls inland from the Gulf of Guinea across Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island, the financial center of the metropolis, is known for its beach resorts, boutiques and nightlife. To the north, Lagos Island is home to the National Museum, displaying cultural artifacts and craftworks. Nearby is Freedom Park, once a colonial-era prison and now a major venue for concerts and public events.

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