Nigeria: 100 Quick Facts,Religion,Culture,People,Capital

The Giant of Africa!...,it has been said that in a gathering of ten
people two or three out of the ten are Nigerians,this article contains 100 quick facts about Nigeria,Its capital,religion,culture and people in a quick glance.

Perhaps you have never been to Nigeria before,but you have
heard so much about the West African country.

This article summarizes important facts about Nigeria,it also contains interesting facts about its local folks,lifestyle and way of life.

So if you are planning to visit Nigeria,listed below are some interesting facts about Nigeria that you should know.

100 Interesting Quick Facts About Nigeria 
  • Nigeria is a West African Country.
  • Borders Chad,Benin republic,Niger,Cameroon 
  • Nigeria is an oil rich country.
  • Nigeria is Africa’s Most Populated Country.
  • Country with the highest concentration of black people
  • Nigeria has the largest number of muslims in the world.
  • An African country in the Gulf of Guinea 
  • Blessed with many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves.
  • Nigeria was formed under Governor Frederick Lugard in 1914.
  • Nigerians make up one-fifth of the total population of Black Africa.
  • The Nigerian currency 'Naira' was introduced in 1959.
  • Nigerian's speak more than 521 languages.
  • Nigeria is the third most diverse and multi lingual country in the world.
  • In the 1850s,one of Nigeria's city Kano, was one of the largest cities in Africa, made 10 million sandal pairs and 5 million hides for export annually.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records (1974) describes the walls of Benin City as the world's second largest man-made structure after China's Great Wall.
  • The Cocoa house in the city of Ibadan,1965 Oyo state was once the tallest building in tropical Africa.
  • Discovered in 1928, Nigeria’s North and North Central region hosts West Africa’s oldest civilization; the Nok, which flourished between 1000 BC and 300 BC. 
  • 75 kobo exchanged for one British Pound and 60 kobo for one US dollar in the 1970's.
  • 2nd largest user of Internet in Africa.
  • 5 of the 10 richest pastors in the world are Nigerians.
  • A ticket to London sold less than N100 in 1975.
  • A brand new car sold for N2000 in 1975.
  • Until 1984,travel visa was not required to travel to the United Kingdom.
  • The north is the most illiterate part of Nigeria.
  • The former richest black woman in the world Folorunsho Alakija is a Nigerian.
  • Fela’s mother, Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti was one of the delegates that negotiated Nigeria’s independence in Britain.
  • Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti was the first woman to drive and own a car in Nigeria.
  • Nigeria’s north (719,000 sq. km), makes up 80% of Nigeria’s land mass. It is four times the South in size.
  • Repatriated Brazilian and Cuban slaves were known as the Amaros; they are the ‘Aguda’ people of Lagos today. 
  • According to U.S Bureau Census data,Nigerian immigrants have the highest education attainment level in the United States, surpassing every other ethnic group in the country, 
  • The Yoruba ethnic group and its bloodlines have one of the highest rate of twins in the world.
  • Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote is the richest Black person in the world.
  • Nigeria has a population of over 200 million black people.
  • Nigeria is made up of 36 states.
  • Abuja is the federal capital of Nigeria.
  • Lagos state of Nigeria is the most industrialized state in Nigeria and the former capital of Nigeria.
  • Lagos state Nigeria has one of the most congested traffic deadlock in the world.
  • Lagos state Nigeria is the second most populated state in Africa.
  • All the tribes in Nigeria are represented in Lagos making Lagos the most recognized Nigerian state.
  • Nigeria is the largest country in west Africa.
  • Nigeria is estimated to be twice the size of California.
  • The Nigeria Economy is highly dependent on oil revenue.
  • Majority of Nigerian population are young adults.
  • Nigeria has a poor health system and infrastructure. 
  • The major system of transport in Nigeria is road transportation.
  • Air Transportation is the safest way to travel around in Nigeria.
  • One of the world largest consumer of foreign drinks. 
  • Nigerians are also very social and friendly,especially towards foreigners.
  • There are three main religions in Nigeria.
  • The northern part of Nigeria are predominantly muslims.
  • The eastern part of Nigeria are predominantly Christians 
  • Traditional religion are also practiced in some parts of Nigeria.
  • The Islamic religion was introduced to Nigeria by a trader from Mali.
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  • The Christian religion was introduced to the Easterners by British missionaries.
  • There are three major Languages Spoken in Nigeria - Hausa Igbo and Yoruba. 
  • Igbo language spoken by the easterners.
  • Hausa language spoken by the northerners.
  • Yoruba by the southerners.
  • Nigerians are also known for internet fraud.
  • Most brilliant,Nobel price winners and world renowned professionals from Africa are Nigerians.
  • English is the central languages used for communication in Nigeria.
  • Most Nigerians understand and speak Pidgin English, a Nigerianalized indegenous form of communication among Nigerians.
  • Nigeria is the 8th most populated country in the entire world.
  • Nigeria boasts of over 250 ethnic groups and tribes.
  • Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba are the most dominant tribes in Nigeria.
  • The name Nigeria was Derived Name from West Africa’s Longest River, 'River Niger'.
  • Nigeria is home to findings of humans oldest Locations dating back as 9000 BC.
  • Home of Nollywood – Nigeria’s Movie Industry,Third largest in the world.
  • Nollywood is a term used to refer to the Nigerian movie industry,coined from America's Hollywood. 
  • About 200 Nollywood movies are produced weekly in Nigeria.
  • Nigeria is home to the largest Butterfly Diversity in the world.
  • Home to the second longest bridge in Africa,The Third mainland bridge.
  • Nigeria is the world’s 12th largest crude oil producer and also the 8th largest exporter.
  • Nigerians are great fans and supporters of the English Premier League.
  • Nigeria is home to some of the most beautiful women on earth.
  • You can find and buy local delicacies like Suya,roasted corn on the streets of most Nigerian cities.
  • Nigerian Entertainment and music industry is one of the most lucrative industries in Africa.
  • Nigeria's national soccer team is called the 'Super Eagles'.
  • There are many universities and private institutions in Nigeria.
  • Nigeria is also called 'The Giant Of Africa'.
Listed above are some of the quick facts about Nigeria that you should know,if you have any question,don't hesitate to ask.