Facts and stats about Nigeria

174.51 million

Population. Ranked 7th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 133th in 2012.


Benin 773 km, Cameroon 1,690 km, Chad 87 km, Niger 1,497 km
Largest city Lagos - (est. 10,000,000 to 15,000,000)
Capital city Abuja - 339,000
Major language English (official), Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa
Major religion Islam, Christianity, indigenous beliefs
Monetary unit naira
Alternative names Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Groups Christian countries, failed states, Former British colonies, Hot countries, Muslim countries, OPEC countries, Religious countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Nigeria

  • Nigeria ranked first for population amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Nigeria ranked first for seventh-day adventist membership amongst Muslim countries in 2004.
  • Nigeria ranked first for GDP amongst Failed states in 2012.
  • Nigeria ranked #6 for death rate amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Nigeria ranked #4 for total fertility rate amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Nigeria ranked second for birth rate amongst Religious countries in 2013.
  • Nigeria ranked second for number of infant deaths globally in 2012.
  • Nigeria has had the highest future population change since 2040.
  • Nigeria ranked first for sex ratio > at birth amongst OPEC countries in 2013.


Lagos is the most disgusting city that I ever visited.

Posted on 01 Jul 2010