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About Nigeria: victoria island, NigeriaNigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west,Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.

The capital of Nigeria is Abuja. Built in the 1980s, Abuja is one of the most well planned cities in the country. It became the capital of Nigeria on December 12, 1991, replacing Lagos. The city is home to major attractions in the country such as the Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Center.

EEat, Food, Nigeriaconomy of Nigeria: Nigeria has the second-largest economy in Africa. It is classified as an emerging market owing to its rich reserves of natural resources, and well-developed financial and communications sectors. The transportation sector and stock exchange of the country add to the finances. The Nigerian Stock Exchange is the second-largest in Africa. Petroleum is a major product playing a significant role in the economy of the country; it is the twelfth-largest producer of petroleum in the world. 
Manufactured products like leather, textiles, t-shirts, plastics and processed food enhance the economy of the country. Agriculture is also important, employing almost sixty percent of Nigerians. Cocoa, sugar cane, yams, maize, palm oil, groundnuts, coconuts, citrus fruits, pearl millet, and cassava are the major agricultural products. 
However, health care, education, and general living conditions in Nigeria are poor, and these pose a serious threat to the otherwise advancing country. 

Ethnic groups in Nigeria: Nigeria is a country covering a total area of 356,667 square miles. As of 2011, the country has an estimated population of 167 million.

Nigeria is a country of rich ethnic diversity composed of ovCity Panos, Nigeriaer 250 ethnic groups. The three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. The other major tribes in the country include Edo, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Ebira Nupe and Tiv. Also there are minority groups of British, American, East Indian, Chinese, white Zimbabwean,Japanese, Greek, Syrian and Lebanese immigrants in Nigeria. 

Oil – backbone of the economy: The oil industry is the backbone of Nigeria’s economy – petroleum and petroleum products make up 95 percent of exports, followed by cocoa and rubber. With an estimated GDP of $459.6 billion for 2012, Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and growing at about 6.7 percent annually, according to the World Bank.

AMillennium Park, Nigeriattractios in Nigeria: Millennium Park: Besides breathtaking sights, exciting landscapes and architectural masterpiece, natural beauty of Abuja city is undeniable. Latest addition to the natural attraction of city is the Millennium Park which was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II of England. The park is a top spot for birdwatchers in Abuja.

Kajuru Castle: Kajuru Castle is not an ancient monument, it was built in 1978 by a controversial German expatriate living in Kaduna. The style is very European and clearly German with a baronial hall, complete with suits of armour. It has dungeon-style bedrooms and towers with crenulated walls.

Cross River National Park, NigeriaCross River National Park: This wildlife park is a top tourist attraction with hundreds of animals and birds. The park is known for its naturally preserved inhabitants that offers so many activities to get  the visitors engaged. The park has many localised species of plants and animals such as gorilla, drill chimpanzee, gwantibo or golden potto forest elephant, saleginella etc.

Idanre Hills: Located in Idanre town, the hills are unique tourist haven that attracts mystery lovers, spiritualists and lovers of adventure from all parts of the world. Idanre Hill is a cluster of intimidating and imposing hills that houses some wonderful things which confound the senses. The hills surround the town, envelopes it and dominates life in the town.

Idanre Hills, NigeriaAwhum Waterfall: Located in Enugu, a city known for natural features likes, caves, waterfalls, galleries, springs, hills and monumental or archeological collections, Awhum Waterfall is more than 30 meters high. The fall is closely located to a monastery. The water is said to be curative and capable of dispelling evil or satanic forces if and wherever sprinkled.

Gashaka Gumti National Park: Covering about 6600 sq km, Gashaka Gumti is the Nigeria’s largest national park. This area is important not only as a major watershed but also as a haven for a rich and exotic assemblage of wildlife, given its strategic location at the interface between the moist Cameroonian Highland and the dry Sub-Saharan Guinea Savannah.

KBenin Museum, King's Square, Benin City, Nigeriaamuku National Park: This park has a land area of about 1,120sq km of typical savanna woodland vegetation and a wide variety of birds and other animals like elephants, antelopes, oribi, waterbuck, wet cat, green monkey, side stripped hyena and jackal.

Lake Chad occupies a strategic location serving not only Borno State of Nigeria where it is located but serving also the three neighbouring countries of Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. The lake, apart from serving the agricultural and economic needs of the people, attracts a great number of tourists. Of paramount interest to tourists is the boating opportunity and visits to the numerous fishing villages in the area.

 

Regions of Nigeria

Abia

Abuja Capital Territory

Benue

Delta

Kaduna

Kano Kogi

Lagos

Nassarawa

Ogun Ondo Oyo

Plateau

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