10 Amazing Facts About Nigeria That Will Make You Want To Pay A Visit Today

10 Amazing Facts About Nigeria That Will Make You Want To Pay A Visit Today
Nigeria is an English-speaking, West African country comprising of 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory (FCT), where the capital, Abuja, is located.
It is bordering Chad in the northeast, Niger in the north, Cameroon in the east and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.
Nigerian is the most populated African country with an estimated population of 200,962,417 according to Wikipedia. It was also stated as the 7th most populated country of the world, after China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan.
Generally, Nigeria is a beautiful place for tourists as the indigenes are so accommodating to foreigners. There are also a number of amazing tourist attractions in the country that will thrill you.
Despite the number of security challenges being carried by the media, there are also a couple of things you'd love to know about Nigeria.

Facts About Nigeria

• Tenth most petroleum-rich nation

Nigeria is the 10th most petroleum-rich nation in the world with an average of around 2,200,000 barrels (350,000 m3) per day. It is also the 12th largest producer of crude oil and 8th largest exporter.
When talking about the quality of the Nigerian crude oil, Nigeria is the largest producer of sweet oil in OPEC. Nigeria's petroleum is classified mostly as "light" and "sweet", as the oil is largely free of sulfur.

• Most populous African country

With an estimated population of over 200 million people, Nigeria counts as the most populous country in Africa. It is also the most populous black nation and the 7th most populous country according to the  United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

• Nigerian is home to over 250 ethnic groups

There are over 250 ethnic groups in Nigeria with three dominant tribes: Igbo, Hausa-Fulani and the Yoruba. The Hausa-Fulani make up over 29% of the country while the Igbo and Yoruba tribes make up over 18% and 21% respectively.

• Named after West Africa's longest river

The River Niger is the longest river in West Africa, extending about 4,180 km and its drainage basin is 2,117,700 km2.
The source of the Niger River in the Guinea Highlands in southeastern Guinea. It runs in a crescent through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and then through Nigeria, discharging through Niger Delta into the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. 

• Social media is very popular in Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the biggest users of social media in Africa. They use it for business, fun, relationship and for communication. The most used social networking platforms in Nigeria is Facebook.
Nigerian celebrities are also the most followed in Africa both in the male and the female categories. Davido is the most followed male celebrity while Funke Akindelele is the most followed female.

• Home to Nollywood

Nigeria is also home to the second biggest movie industry in the world. It is second to the Indian Bollywood and even bigger than the US Hollywood.
The Nollywood produces an average of 200 movies a week. Many Nigerian movies having been making waves around the world with a number of them even purchased by Netflix.

• Home to African richest man

Have you ever heard the name Alike Dangote? I guess so, he's a household name. He produces many things including salt, tomato paste, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, danvita, sugar and cement.
Aliko Dangote  is a Nigerian businessman, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group. He was born on the 10th of April, 1957 and has an estimated net worth of $10.6 (Wikipedia).

• Nigeria has two major religions

Nigerian is one of the countries that practices freedom of religion. In Nigeria, the two major religions are Christianity and Islam. Around 40% of the Nigerian population practice Christianity, 50% practice Islam while the remaining are traditional worshippers.

• Nigerians are very friendly

Whether you're a tourist, a student or a vocational, the typical Nigerian family will welcome you as a foreigner. If you're a foreign student in a Nigerian school, you're automatically a superstar. Your classmates will always want to be around you.

• Ogun State has the highest number of universities in Nigeria

Ogun State is home to over 9 higher institutions including the award winning Covenant University. It is currently the Nigerian state with the highest number of higher institutions.

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