Key Data

Region:

Africa

Population:

150,539,700 estimated as at August 2003

Area Total:

923,770 km2

Area Land:

910,770 km2

Coast Line:

853 km km

Capital:

Abuja

Climate:

Varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north

Languages:

English (official)
Hausa
Yoruba
Ibo
Fulani
 

Currency:

1 naira (N) = 100 kobo

Holiday:

Independence Day, 1 October (1960)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

Government:
Three-tier structure – A Federal Government, 36 State Governments, 774 Local Government Administrations

Main Religions:
Christianity, Islam, and Traditional

Main Commercial/Industrial Cities:
Lagos, Onitsha, Kano, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Aba, Maiduguri, Jos, Kaduna, Warri, Benin,Nnewi

Major Industrial Complexes:
Refineries and Petro-Chemicals: Kaduna, Warri, Port Harcourt, Eleme. Iron and Steel: Ajaokuta, Warri, Oshogbo, Katsina, Jos. Fertilizer: Onne- Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Minna, Kano Liquified Natural Gas : Bonny Aluminium Smelter: Ikot Abasi, Port Harcourt

Main Ports:
Lagos (Apapa, Tin-can Island), Warri, Port Harcourt, Onne Deep Sea and Hub Port, Calabar (EPZ)

Main Airports:
Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Ilorin, Jos, Owerri, Calabar, Yola, Sokoto

Road Network:
Over 15,000 km of intercity all weather paved roads, including dual carriage express trunks.

Railways:
2 main lines (South-West to North-East; South-East to North-West) inter-linked and terminatory at Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kaura Namoda, Maiduguri and Nguru. Major junctions at Kaduna, Kafanchan, Zaria. Gauge: 1067mm; Total length 3505 route km.

Energy:
Hydro-electric: Kainji, Jebba, Shiroro. Thermal and Gas: Egbin (Lagos), Ughelli, Afam, Sapele, National grid for electricity distribution; National pipeline network with regional depots for petroleum products distribution; National network (pipeline) for distribution of gas (under construction)