|Time zone:||GMT +1 (West Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Other languages:||Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani|
€1 = ₦350, $1 = ₦0.00, £1 = ₦417
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.ng||International Dialling Code: 234|
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Further information on Nigeria
Discover more about Nigeria - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 923,768 sq km (13,000 sq km under water)
Coastline: 853 km (Gulf of Guinea)
Climate: Tropical climate in the south but arid in far north.
Highest mountain: Chappal Waddi (2,419m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Nigeria from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Partly Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||121/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||120/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||109/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Extreme discrimination||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||136/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Federal Republic of Nigeria Status: Independent Country
Population: 177,155,754 (rank: 7/196) Density: 191.7 people/sq km (rank: 48/196)
Ethnic groups: Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the following are the most populous and politically influential: Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%
Religions: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
GDP (PPP): $478.5 billion GDP per capita: $2,800 (rank: 149/195)