AMAZING FACTS ABOUT NIGERIA
The great country, Nigeria, is indeed Fifty Eight (58) years today. Nigeria, the giant of Africa is one of the greatest countries in Africa as a Continent. Nigeria has her boundaries with Niger and the Chad Republic in the north, Cameroon on the eastern region, Benin Republic on the Western axis and the Atlantic Ocean at the southern region Here are the Five Amazing Facts About Nigeria.
In spite of instances of extremism, and different numerous tribes, most Nigerians continue to peacefully coexist with each other, and a common Nigerian identity has been fostered among the more-educated and affluent Nigerians as well as with the many Nigerians who leave small homogeneous ethnic communities to seek economic opportunities in the cities where the population is ethnically mixed.
In this article, I’ll will let you know some of the amazing facts about the great country, Nigeria.
The One Of The Largest Producers Of Crude Oil
Nigeria is the 12th largest producer of crude oil in the world (averaging 2,525,000 barrels per day) and the 8th largest exporter. This great country, Nigeria, has the 10th largest proven reserves of petroleum worldwide. Petroleum plays an important role in the country’s economy and contributes to more than 86% of the total government’s revenue.
2. Nigeria Is The Most Populous Country In Africa
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the 8th most populous in the world with a population of more than 160 million people. The second most populous country in Africa is Ethiopia with the population of 84 million; almost half of the Nigerian population.
3. Nigeria has more than 254 Ethnic Groups
One of the Facts About Nigeria is that Nigeria has more than 250 Ethnic groups while dominating 3 tribes which are; Igbo, Hausa-fulani, and Yoruba which make up 18%, 29% and 21% respectively.
4. The West Africa Largest River is Located In Nigeria
The longest and largest river in West Africa is the River Niger from where Nigeria derives her name though Flora Shaw, the wife of Lord Lugard. River Niger spans about 4,180 km (2,600 miles) from its source is in the Highlands of Guinea in Southeastern Guinea.
5. The Longest Bridge In Africa
The third Mainland Bridge which is located in Lagos State is a bridge connecting Lagos Island to the Mainland. The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest bridge in Africa measuring about 11.8km. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is liked to the Apapa-OOshodi expressway and Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened in 1990 by President Ibrahim Banbangida during his regime.
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