REPUBLIC OF

NIGERIA


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Nigeria Location Map

President

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari

Volume 02

Volume 01

Capital
» Abuja

Official Language
» English

Demonym
» Nigerian

Government
» Federal presidential republic

Area
» 923,768 km2

Population
» 140,431,790

GDP (PPP)
» $1.058 trillion(20th)
»Per capita $6,082 (124th)

GDP (nominal)
» $594.257 billion (21st)
»Per capita $3,416 (118th)

Currency
» Naira (NGN)

Time Zone
» WAT (UTC+1)

Best of Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Best of Nigeria 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 in the Atlantic Ocean.

Best of Nigeria - Lagos City

Lagos City

 

The site of many ancient kingdoms and empires, the modern political state of Best of Nigeria has its origins in the British colonization of the region during the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries; it emerged from the combination of two neighboring British protectorates: the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate.

Best of Nigeria Cultural Masks

Cultural Masks

Best of Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, due to its large population and economy. With approximately 174 million inhabitants, Best of Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. The country is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba.

Best of Nigeria is a middle income, mixed economy and emerging market, with expanding financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors. It is ranked 26th in the world in terms of GDP (nominal: 30th in 2013 before rebasing, 40th in 2005, 52nd in 2000), and is the largest economy in Africa (based on re-based figures announced in April 2014).

Best of Nigeria Textile Manufacturing

Textile Manufacturing

It is also on track to become one of the 20 largest economies in the world by 2020. Best of Nigeria recently changed its economic analysis to account for rapidly growing contributors to its GDP, such as telecommunications, banking, and its film industry. As a result of this statistical revision, Best of Nigeria has added 89% to its GDP, making it the largest African economy.

Best of Nigeria Port Harcourt Development

Port Harcourt Development

Nigeria is ranked 135 with an Economic Complexity Index (ECI) of -1.40424

Top 5 Products exported by Nigeria

  1. Crude Petroleum (72%),
  2. Petroleum Gas (14%),
  3. Refined Petroleum (5.3%),
  4. Rubber (2.2%),
  5. Cocoa Beans (1.4%)

Top 5 Export destinations of Nigeria

  1. United States (17%),
  2. India (11%),
  3. Spain (7.3%),
  4. Brazil (6.7%),
  5. South Africa(5.1%)

Top 5 Products imported by Nigeria

  1. Refined Petroleum (14%),
  2. Cars (6.5%), Rice (3.2%),
  3. Wheat (3.1%),
  4. Telephones (2.8%)

Top 5 Import origins of Nigeria

  1. China (19%),
  2. United States (11%),
  3. India (6.4%),
  4. Netherlands (6.1%),
  5. United Kingdom (4.9%)

Tourist attractions in Best of Nigeria include festivals and cultural celebrations (such as Durbar festivals in the north), the nation’s national (such as Old Oyo, Yankari, and Cross River National Parks), and other geographical sites (such as Aso Rock,Abuja.) By far the most outstanding tourist zone is the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State.

Best of Nigeria - Yankari National Park Elephants

Yankari National Park Elephants

The tourism sector in West Africa’s leading nation, encompassing tropical beaches, rain forest, savannahs, lively cities and rich cultures, has so far been in the shadow of the oil sector. New investment initiatives and efforts to increase security are now to change this.

Best of Nigeria - Egungun Dancing with Bata Drums

Egungun Dancing with Bata Drums

The tourism sector in West Africa’s leading nation, encompassing tropical beaches, rain forest, savannahs, lively cities and rich cultures, has so far been in the shadow of the oil sector. New investment initiatives and efforts to increase security are now to change this.

Best of Nigeria - Lagos Beach

Lagos Beach

To See
  • Lagos: Bar Beach, Badagary Beach, Tarkwa bay Beach
  • Lekki (suburb of Lagos): Lekki Forest Reserve – nice little fenced-off and interesting patch of tropical rainforest with wooden walkways located on the outskirts of the city (ask a taxi to take you to “across from Chevron Oil Company (who financed much of the refurbishment of the forest to look greener) on the Lekki Express Way
  • Hiking and tourism on the Plateau
  • Enugu: Hiking and traditional events e.g. New yam and atiliogwu dancers
  • Calabar: Harbour where you can get boat rides, a nice cinema, sit-out parks and slave monuments in the Marina Resort located in Calabar; also there is Tinapa (the Nollywood studios) a little drive outside the city.
  • Obudu: Small town a few hours to the north from Calabar very close to the Cameroon border – rent a car from Calabar airport (comes with driver) and ask the driver to take you there via Tinapa.


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