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Fact you didn't know about Nigeria

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Nigeria Flag Description.Three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green.



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Meaning of Country's nameNigeria got its name from the Niger River that flows through it. Nigeria is one of the largest nations in Africa
CapitalAbuja
Largest CitiesLagos, Kano, Ibadan, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Benin, Maiduguri
Population177,155,754 (2014 est)
Country Code234
Internet Country Code.ng
Area356,667 sq mi (923,768 km sq)
Area-ComparativeSlightly more than twice the size of California
Bordering CountriesBenin, Niger, Chad, Cameroon
Date of Founding (Current State)October 1,1963
Type of GovernmentPresidential Federal Republic
Languages SpokenEnglish, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
Religions PracticedIslam (50.5%), Christianity (48.2%), Others (1.4%)
GDP per Capita$2,800 (2013 est) (USD)
Latest GDP Growth Rate6.2% (2013 est)
Top ExportsOil, Natural Gas, Cocoa, Corn, Rubber, Peanuts, Yams
National HolidaysNew Year's Day – January 1, Id-El-Fitri – January 9-10, Id-El-Kabir – March 17, Hajire (New Year) – April 7-18, Good Friday – April 21, Easter Monday – April 24, Workers' Day – May 1, Children's Day – May 27, Id-El-Maulud – June 17, National Day – October 1, Christmas Day – December 25, Boxing Day – December 26
Money CurrencyNaira (NGN)
National Sports TeamsNigeria National Badminton Team, National Basketball Team, Nigeria Basketball Federation, Nigeria Women's National Basketball Team, Nigeria National Beach Socer Team, Nigeria National Cricket Team, Nigeria Davis Cup Team, Nigeria National Football Team, Nigera National under-20 Football Team, Nigeria Women's National Football Team, Nigeria National Rugby League Team, National under-17 Football Team, Nigeria National Baseball Team, Nigeria National Rugby Union Team
Random FactIn Nigeria, age earns respect in many families. As a mark of honor, an older sibling may be addressed as a 'Senior Brother' or a 'Senior Sister' instead of their name

Source: Africa.com





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