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Capital:
Abuja
Government:
Federal Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Muhammadu Buhari
Economy:
  • Oil-rich Nigeria has been hobbled by political instability, corruption, inadequate infrastructure and poor macroeconomic management.
  • Since 2007, economic reforms have begun to positively affect the overall GDP.
Population:
214,028,302 (2020) (6th)
Land Size:
923,768 sq km (356,669 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Hausa: 30%
  • Yoruba: 15.5%
  • Igbo (Ibo): 15.2%
  • Fulani: 6%
  • Kanuri/Beriberi: 2.4%
  • Tiv: 2.4%
  • Ijaw: 1.8%
  • Ibibio: 1.8%
  • Other: 24.7%
Religions:
  • Islam: 53.5%
  • Christianity: 45.9%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 6%
Languages(s):
  • English (official)
  • Hausa
  • Yoruba
  • Igbo (Ibo)
  • Fulani
  • Over 500 additional indigenous languages