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Facts about Nigeria by Samuel O.

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Facts about Nigeria by Samuel O.

  1. 1. Facts about Nigeria
  2. 2. General Facts about Nigeria ● ● Nigeria is a country located in West Africa. Find here important facts about Nigeria, including capital city, currency, flag, language, tradition, population, symbols, largest cities, goverment, history , economey and the like. Nigeria, officially called the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country located in West Africa.
  3. 3. The capital city of Nigeria ● The capital of Nigeria is Abuja. Built in the 1980s, Abuja is one of the most well planned cities in the country. It became the capital of Nigeria on December 12, 1991, replacing Lagos. The city is home to major attractions in the country such as the Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Center.
  4. 4. What is the largest city in Nigeria? ● ● Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria covering an area of 385.9 square miles. It is the thirdmost populous city in Africa with an estimated population of 7,937,932. As of now, it is the second-fastest growing city in Africa. It was once the capital of the country, and is the economic and financial capital of the country at present.
  5. 5. What countries border Nigeria? ● Nigeria is bordered by the Republic of Benin on the west, Chad and Cameroon on the east, and by Niger in the north. On the south it borders the Gulf of Guineas
  6. 6. How big is Nigeria? ● Nigeria is a country covering a total area of 356,667 square miles. As of 2011, the country has an estimated population of 167 million; it is the seventh-most populous country in the world.
  7. 7. What are the main ethnic groups in Nigeria ● Nigeria is a country of rich ethnic diversity composed of over 250 ethnic groups. The three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. The other major tribes in the country include Edo, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Ebira Nupe and Tiv. Also there are minority groups of British, American, East Indian, Chinese, white Zimbabwean,Japanese, Greek, Syrian and Lebanese immigrants in Nigeria.
  8. 8. Who are the political leaders of Nigeria? ● The government of Nigeria is a presidential federal republic. ● President - Goodluck Jonathan ● Vice President - Namadi Sambo
  9. 9. What currency is used in Nigeria? ● The Naira denoted by the ISO 4217 code NGN) is the official currency of Nigeria. It is subdivided into 100 kobo.
  10. 10. When is the national day of Nigeria celebrated? ● The national day in Nigeria is celebrated on October 1 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate the independence of Nigeria from the United Kingdom on this day in 1960. The country was declared a Republic on October 1, 1963.
  11. 11. Facts about the Nigerian Crest ● ● The Nigerian coat of arms features an eagle mounted on a black shield, which is trisected by two wavy bands. Two white horses support the shield, and at its base is a wreath of coctus spectabilis flowers created in the national colors of white and green. The black shield represents the fertile soil while the 'Y' shaped silvery bands represents the Niger and Benue Rivers, Which flows differently but joined at a certain point to form the main inland waterways in Nigeria.
  12. 12. Nigerian Food ● This is Starch and Banga soup ● This is the Nigerian pepper soup ● ● ● yam porridge with fried fish, plantain, cow meat and delicious moi moi this is Eba with stewed fish Watch on youtube NHOL - Nigerian Foods & Delicacies