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Nigeria Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Abuja

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Lagos

GEOGRAPHY

Nigeria is situated in the west of Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Nigeria has a total area of 923,768 km2

 

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 155.2 Million. Muslims account for about 50.4% of the population.

CLIMATE

Nigeria has a tropical climate and it is generally quite hot. The southern part of Nigeria is relatively more humid and damp than the northern part of the country. The northern regions are much drier in nature in comparison to the southern parts.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English is the official language. Yoruba and Hausa are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+1 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 4 PM
General: 8:30 AM to 5 PM


HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: October 1st
May Day: May 1st
Children's Day: May 27th
Christmas: December 25th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi

CURRENCY

Nigerian naira

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire : 199

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