Nigeria is an African country which have boundaries between Niger and the Chad in the northern part, Cameroon at it’s easy side and Benin Republic on the western part, While the Atlantic ocean is situated at it’s Southern part. Nigeria has 36 states with 1 Federal capital territory and the capital is Abuja.
However, you may be among the people who don’t know much about Nigeria, That’s why we have compiled 10 facts about Nigeria you may not know. See them below:
1. Nigeria is the largest populated country in Africa with more than 190 million inhabitants; it is also the seventh most populated country in the world.
2. Nigeria has more than 270 ethnics groups and which Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa are the largest. Each of the ethnic groups speak over 270 different languages but they belong to the same tribe under Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa-Tribe.
3. The name Nigeria was derived from the river known as “River Niger”, and the name was given by a British journalist “Floral Shaw”.
4. There are three major religions in Nigeria: They are Islam, Christianity and Traditional religion. The popular religion in Nigeria are Christianity and Islam. The Igbos in the southeast are mostly the Christians, while half Yoruba & Hausa’s are the Islam’s. The traditional religions are for those that beliefs in ancient powers.
5. Nigeria is a West African Country that have boundaries with Chad (Northeast), Cameroon (East), Benin (West), Niger (North), and the Atlantic ocean on the Southern part.
6. There are 36 states in Nigeria and one capital, and the top 5 most populated states in Nigeria are: Lagos (21 million), Kano (16 million), Oyo state (15 million), Kaduna (12 million), and Rivers state (11 million).
7. Nigeria is one of the top African country with tourism attraction. The tourism attraction varies from Zuma rock (Niger state), ASO rock (Abuja), Obudu Cattle Ranch (Cross River state), etc.
8. Murtala Muhammad International Airport is Nigerians largest international airport located in ikeji, Lagos state.
9. Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom on 1st October 1960 and Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first president.
10. According to research, Nigeria is the world’s largest cassava producer and Africa’s largest rice importer.