Nigeria is pronounced “nai·jee·ree·uh” and is one of the 16 countries located in West Africa. The name Nigeria is taken from the Niger River running through the country. This country gained its independence on Oct 1, 1960 from Britain. This country is known as the “Giant of Africa”. As of 2016, according to the American Community Survey there were about 380,785 people of Nigerian decent that live in the United States. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Nigeria.
What Does The Nigeria Flag Represent?
- GREEN: represents the natural wealth
- WHITE: represents peace and unity
Where is Nigeria located?
What Timezone is the Nigeria in?
Nigeria is in the West Africa Standard Time Zone.
Facts About Nigeria:
- Capital: Abuja
- Population: 211 Million
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Nigeria is made up of 4 regions
- Drinking age: 18
- Side of road to drive on: Right
What Are The Official Languages of Nigeria?
English is the official language for Nigeria but there are over 600 distinct local languages spoken throughout the country. Hausa is the official language of the state
What Is The Currency of Nigeria?
Currency: Naira is the currency used in Nigeria
$1 = 417.57
$20 = 8351.40
$60 = 25054.20
The Nigerian film industry aka Nollywood, is one of the top 3 movie makers in the world generating about $1 billion annually. Nollywood produces more movies week than Hollywood and a little less than India’s Bollywood. Nollywood still. See more about this vibrant and growing movie industry in the video below.
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What Are The Religions of Nigeria?
In Nigeria the 2 main religions practiced are; Islam (54%) and Christianity (46%).
What Are The Traditional Foods of Nigeria?
Places to visit in Nigeria:
I hope this information has given you more insight into Nigeria but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.
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