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Business in Nigeria


Federal Republic of Nigeria
Flag of Nigeria Coat of arms of Nigeria
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress
Anthem: Arise O Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey
Location of Nigeria
Capital Abuja
9°10′N 7°10′E
Largest city Lagos
Official language(s) English
Government Federal Republic
- President Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ (PDP)
- Vice President Atiku Abubakar (PDP)
Independence
- Declared
- Recognized
From Great Britain
October 1, 1960
October 1, 1960
Area
- Total 923,768 km² (31st)
356,667 sq mi
- Water (%) 1.4%
Population
- 2005 est. 131,530,000 1 (9th)
- 1991 census 88,992,220
- Density 142/km² (53rd)
369/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total $132.1 billion (47th)
- Per capita $1,188 (164th)
HDI (2003) 0.453 (158th) – low
Currency Naira (₦) (NGN)
Time zone (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) (UTC+2)
Internet TLD .ng
Calling code +234
1.)Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
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