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Nigeria

Nigeria
  • Capital

    Capital

    Abuja

  • Local time

    Local time

    1:50

  • Population

    Population

    193.39 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +234

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₦ NGN (naira)

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Nigeria

Nigeria
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Abuja

  • Local time

    Local time

    1:50

  • Population

    Population

    193.39 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +234

  • Currency

    Currency

    ₦ NGN (naira)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 531

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.56 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 150mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    923 768 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    14%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    8%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    77%

  • Railways

    Railways

    3557km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    4.49 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    More than
    Hausa and Fulani - 29 %
    Yoruba - 21 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 50 %
    Islam - 50 %
    Christian - 40 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    51.1%

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    Hausa
    Yoruba

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    200 000

  • Murders

    Murders

    10 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    11.3 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    17.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    2.3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    381%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    322 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    2.9%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    crude oil, coal, tin, columbite, rubber products, wood, hides and skins, textiles, construction materials

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    cocoa, peanuts, cotton, palm oil, corn, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava (tapioca)

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -93%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    87%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    96 281kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    145 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    16

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What not to do when visiting Nigeria

1/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't ask the size of a man's herd in Nigeria Yoruba society. Transvestism and homosexual practices are prosecuted.

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2/19
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Don't rush a greeting without inquiring about the other persons general well-being, which is considered extremely rude.

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3/19
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Don't use left hand at all, as it's considered unclean - don't eat with it, don't give or receive presents or objects with it. Use the right hand only or both hands.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Nigeria has more butterfly species than any other country.

4/19
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Business & Communication

Don't ever criticise Nigeria or Nigerians, no matter how much a local may do so. Be polite and conservative in your actions, although in many cases, the politeness can easily be mistaken for weakness.

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5/19
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Don't visit someone's home empty-handed - bring fruit, nuts or chocolates for the host. A gift for the children is always appreciated. Do compliment your hosts home and belongings.

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Don't try to wear Nigerian clothes - they are beautiful, but Nigerians think they look stupid on other nationalities.

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Don't forget to address people initially by their academic, professional or honorific title and their surname, unless invited to call someone's first name.

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Don't forget to shake hands with a warm, welcoming smile with everyone, as a customary, on meeting and departing. Muslims will not generally shake hands with members of the opposite sex.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal.

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Don't discuss or make generalizations about religion in Nigeria - Nigeria is a religiously diverse country, maintain an open mind.

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10/19
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Don't step on anyone's toes.

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11/19
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Business & Communication

Don't keep constant and direct eye contact, which can be seeing as being intrusive.

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12/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to bargain at a market - you can easily get the price down by 50%, but don't walk away without buying something after you've agreed on a price with the merchant.

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13/19
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Don't forget Nigerians communicate with a lot of gestures and body language, pay attention to non-verbal cues when conversing.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Africa, more people are killed by crocodiles than lions.

14/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't fear eating with your hand (the right one) - you will be given finger bowls and vowels to keep clean. If you are uncomfortable eating with your hands, then ask for utensils.

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15/19
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Don't disrespect elders - lower your eyes or bow when meeting an elder. Nigeria is a hierarchical society, and the extended families are the norm and the backbone of the social system in Nigeria.

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16/19
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Don’t necessarily wear expensive shiny clothes or jewellery. Keep a low profile to minimise the risk of being a target for pickpockets.

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17/19
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Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised by touching during the conversations, but only between the same sex.

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Don’t photograph government buildings, airports, bridges and military installations - it’s illegal.

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Don’t forget the rainy season takes place between May and October.

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