• Officially: The Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Capital: Abuja

Facts

  • Population: 186 million
    • Africa’s most populous country
  • Languages English (official), Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa
  • Religions: Islam, Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 52 years (men), 54 years (women)
  • Currency: Nigerian naira

Geography

  • Area: 923,768 sq km (356,669 sq miles)

Notes

  • Nigeria is Franceโ€™s leading trading partner in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Safety & Security

  • High threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping (2019)
  • Parts of Nigeria are considered some of the most dangerous destinations for travellers. (2019)
  • The groups Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram are quite active at the moment (2019).

Advisories

Travel advisories for Nigeria

News

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