Estimate population 151,939,700 - Capital City Abuja
Nigeria, a former British colony is an oil-rich nation and is situated on the west coast of the African continent. It covers 923,768 square kilometres (356,669 square miles) and is bounded by Benin, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and the Gulf of Guinea. Because of its rich culture and history it should be on your travel list if you're heading that way.
Some Nigerian Facts:
Official Name, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Main Physical Features, Coastal plain with mangrove swamps, Jos Plateau, Chad Basin, Niger Delta. Highest Peak, Dimlang, 2,042 metres (6,700 feet). Major Rivers, Benue, Niger. Mountain Ranges, Adamawa Mountains, Jos Plateau. Largest Lake, Lake Chad. Major Cities, Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Ogbomosho, Oshogbo, Ilorin. Major Language. English (official). Monetary Unit. 1 Nigerian naira = 100 kobo.