Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world.

The country is viewed as a multinational state, as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages, and are identified with wide variety of cultures.

It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014.

It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world.

  • Nigeria has largest boundary with Cameroon which is approximately 1690 km.
  • Nigeria has shortest boundary with Chad which is approximately 87 km.
  • The largest river in Nigeria is Niger River which is 4180 km.
  • The largest export partner of Nigeria is US.
  • The largest import partner of Nigeria is China.
  • There are 23 seaports in Nigeria.

Special facts about Nobel Prize winners#

  • The first Nigeria born Nobel Prize winner got this award quite late, 85 years after first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1901.
  • Nigeria has only 1 Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka. (Counting winners if born in Nigeria)

Tourist Attraction#

With her child safely bundled, a Nigerian mother threshes wheat grain.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Nigeria is Black crowned crane.
  • The famous dishes of Nigeria is Iyan (pounded yam) and Egusi soup.
Black crowned crane, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Black crowned crane
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Egusi seeds without shell, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Egusi seeds without shell
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


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