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Nigeria 2011

Federal Republic of Nigeria

International Calendar 2011 - Nigeria
In Western Africa, southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, plains in north. 923,768 km2 (slightly > 2xCA ), 33% arable.

Capital Abuja (Pop est. 1.4M)
Population 149M (161.3/km2)
Life expectancy 47 years
HIV/AIDS 3.1%
Literacy 68%
Lang(s) English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani
Religions Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, Indigenous beliefs Ethnic groups Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 4%, Tiv 3%
Ethnic Groups Black 83%, Mixed 12%, East Indian 2%, other 3%
Gov’t Federal Republic
GDP/cap $2,400
PCVs 1961 - 1971; 1992 – 1995, education (2094 volunteers served)
Nat’l holiday Independence Day (National Day) 1 October (1960)