Outline of Nigeria

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The location of Nigeria
An enlargeable map of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeriasovereign country located in West Africa.[1] Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory. Nigeria borders the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the south. The capital of Nigeria is Abuja.

The people of Nigeria have an extensive history, and archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of the area dates back to at least 9000 BC.[2] The Benue-Cross River area is thought to be the original homeland of the Bantu migrants who spread across most of central and southern Africa in waves between the 1st millennium BC and the 2nd millennium.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world with a population of over 140 million. The country is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies, and is one of the fastest growing in the world with the International Monetary Fund projecting growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009.[3][4][5][6]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Nigeria:

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Nigeria

Geography of Nigeria[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Nigeria

Geography of Nigeria


 Cameroon 1,690 km
 Niger 1,497 km
 Benin 773 km
 Chad 87 km

Environment of Nigeria[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Nigeria

Environment of Nigeria

Natural geographic features of Nigeria[edit]

Olumirin Water Falls, Erin Ijesa, Oriade Local Government Area, Osun State.

Regions of Nigeria[edit]

Regions of Nigeria

Ecoregions of Nigeria[edit]

List of ecoregions in Nigeria

Administrative divisions of Nigeria[edit]

Municipalities of Nigeria[edit]

Demography of Nigeria[edit]

Demographics of Nigeria

Government and politics of Nigeria[edit]

Politics of Nigeria

Branches of the government of Nigeria[edit]

Government of Nigeria

Executive branch of the government of Nigeria[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Nigeria[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Nigeria[edit]

Court system of Nigeria

Foreign relations of Nigeria[edit]

Foreign relations of Nigeria

International organization membership[edit]

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Nigeria[edit]

Law of Nigeria

Military of Nigeria[edit]

Military of Nigeria

Local government in Nigeria[edit]

Local government in Nigeria characteristic of local government in Nigeria

History of Nigeria[edit]

History of Nigeria

Culture of Nigeria[edit]

Culture of Nigeria

Art in Nigeria[edit]

Sports in Nigeria[edit]

Sports in Nigeria

Economy and infrastructure of Nigeria[edit]

Economy of Nigeria

Education in Nigeria[edit]

Education in Nigeria

See also[edit]


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  1. ^ a b "Nigeria". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ McIntosh, Susan Keech, Current directions in west African prehistory. Palo Alto, Calif.: Annual Reviews Inc., 1981. 215-258 p.: ill.
  3. ^ IMF Survey: Nigeria Needs Sustained Reforms to Build on Success
  4. ^ allAfrica.com: Africa: IMF Forecasts 9 Percent Growth for Nigeria (Page 1 of 1)
  5. ^ The Punch: IMF predicts 9% GDP growth rate for Nigeria Archived 2011-05-11 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ : Welcome to Independent Newspapers Limited - A voice of your own
  7. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Nigeria