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Essential Facts:


1 October 1960 (from UK)



Main cities

Lagos, Ibadan, Kano, Enugu, Kaduna


924 000 sq km (356 700 sq. miles)


140 million (2006)

Main languages

English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani


Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, Indigenous beliefs 10%


More than 250 ethnic groups, including Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Ibo 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%


Naira (NGN)

Calling Code


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