Interesting facts about Nigeria


  • Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and it is the 17th most populous city in the world
  • Nigeria is the 11th largest producer of crude oil, pushing out over 2.5 million barrels per day.
  • Nigeria's nickname is "Giant of Africa" because of the size of  its land and the diversity of its people
  • The Yoruba group of Nigeria has the highest rate of twin births in the world. It is believed by some that the group's consumption of yams  contributes to this.
  • Nigeria's movie industry is known as "Nollywood" and it is one of the largest movie industries in the world.
  • About half of Nigerians are Muslim, while approximately 40% are Christian.
  • Like other African countries, the left hand is considered dirty by Nigerians. It is in poor taste to eat, shake hands, or pass or receive items with left hand.
  • Nigeria has a federal presidential republic government.
  • Nigeria's population is estimated to reach 444million by the year 2050.
  • Northern Nigeria takes over 80% of the country's land.
  • The River Niger, which spans 2,600 miles is the third largest river in West Africa. Speaking of the river, it was the inspiration  behind Nigeria's name
  • Social media is very popular in Nigeria, and there are over 3million Facebook users in the country
  • The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, resides in Nigeria.

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