Full Name Federal Republic of Nigeria
Capital Abuja
Form of Government Parliamentary Federal Republic
Date of Independence 1 October, 1963
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 923,768 km2 (32nd)
356,667 sq mi
Total Population (2007 estimate) 148,000,000 (8th)
Time Zone WAT (UTC+1)
Currency Nigerian Naira
GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $166.985 billion
GDP Per Capita $1,160
Human Development Index .470
Languages English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
Etnic Groups
Religions 47% Islam, 35% Christianity, 18% Indigenous
Principal Cities
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