Nigeria /naɪˈdʒɪəriə/, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. In terms of religion Nigeria is roughly split half and half between Muslims in the North and Christians in...
|Founded:||October 1, 1960|
|Official language:||English Language|
|Area:||356,668.8 sq. mi.|
|Form of government:||Federal republic, Presidential system|
|Also known as:||Nijerya Federal Cumhuriyeti, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Republica Federală Nigeria|