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Nigeria Quick Facts

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Country (long form) Federal Republic of Nigeria
Capital Abuja
Total Area 356,668.82 sq mi
923,768.00 sq km
(slightly more than twice the size of California)
Population 123,337,822 (July 2000 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS
Estimated Population in 2050 303,586,770
Languages English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani
Literacy 57.1% total, 67.3% male, 47.3% female (1995 est.)
Religions Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
Life Expectancy 51.58 male, 51.55 female (2000 est.)
Government Type republic transitioning from military to civilian rule
Currency 1 naira (N) = 100 kobo
GDP (per capita) $970 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation) agriculture 54%, industry 6%, services 40% (1999 est.)
Industry crude oil, coal, tin, columbite, palm oil, peanuts, cotton, rubber, wood, hides and skins, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food products, footwear, chemicals, fertilizer, printing, ceramics, steel
Agriculture cocoa, peanuts, palm oil, corn, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava (tapioca), yams, rubber; cattle, sheep, goats, pigs; timber; fish
Arable Land 33%
Exports petroleum and petroleum products 95%, cocoa, rubber
Imports machinery, chemicals, transport equipment, manufactured goods, food and live animals
Natural Resources petroleum, tin, columbite, iron ore, coal, limestone, lead, zinc, natural gas, hydropower, arable land
Current Environmental Issues soil degradation; rapid deforestation; desertification; recent droughts in north severely affecting marginal agricultural activities
Telephones (main lines in use) 405,000 (1995)
Telephones (mobile cellular) 10,000 (1999)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 5 (1999)
(U.S. Government sources)

National Institutions:

bullet Presidency
bullet Nigerian Ports Authority
bullet Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)
bullet Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)
bullet Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
bullet Nigerian Investment Promotions Commission (NIPC)
bullet Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)


Regional Institutions:

bullet Delta State
bullet Edo State
bullet Lagos State
bullet Nasarawa State


Representations in Foreign Countries:

bullet Embassy of Nigeria in Buenos Aires, Argentina
bulletEmbassy of Nigeria in Vienna, Austria
bullet Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada
bullet Embassy of Nigeria in Havana, Cuba
bulletEmbassy of Nigeria in Berlin, Germany
bullet Embassy of Nigeria in The Hague, Netherlands
bullet Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa
bullet Consulate General of Nigeria in Atlanta, United States of America
bullet Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, United States of America
bullet Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, United States of America
bullet Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations in New York


Political Parties:

bullet Alliance for Democracy (AD)
bullet National Conscience Party (NCP)
bullet Reform Party of Nigeria (RPN)


Additional Information:

General Information:

bullet The World Factbook (by the CIA)
bullet Atlapedia Online (by Latimer Clarke Corporation)
bullet Information Please: Countries of the World (by Information Please LLC)

Political Information:

bullet Elections around the World (by Wilfried Derksen)
bullet Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members (by the CIA)
bullet Political Leaders (by Roberto Ortíz de Zárate)
bullet World Statesmen (by Benjamin Cahoon)
bullet Political Resources on the Net (by Roberto Cicciomessere)

Information from Encyclopedias:

bullet Encyclopćdia Britannica (by Inc.)
bullet Funk & Wagnalls Multimedia Encyclopedia (by Versaware Technologies Inc.)
bullet Hutchinson Encyclopedia (by Helicon Publishing Ltd.)

Touristic Information:

bullet World Travel Guide (by Columbus Press Ltd.)
bullet Lonely Planet Destinations (by Lonely Planet Publications)
bullet Atevo Travel Destinations (by Atevo, Inc.)

Information on Human Rights:

bullet Amnesty International Publications (by Amnesty International)
bullet Freedom in the World (by Freedom House)

Other Information:

bullet Ethnologue: Languages of the World (by Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.)
bullet Flags Of The World (by Giuseppe Bottasini, Rob Raeside, Mark Sensen and others)
bullet World Flag Database (by Graham Bartram)


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