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12 Interesting & Remarkable Nigeria Facts Every Nigerian Should Know


12 Interesting & Remarkable Nigeria Facts Every Nigerian Should Know (Facts About The Culture, Geography, And History Of Nigeria)

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country is established in West Africa. We have pointedly assembled the following 12 interesting facts to help you discover more about this vast land of Africa.

12. Nigeria is a member of both the British Commonwealth and the African Union.

11. Nigeria has a population of nearly 187 million people, making it the most populous country in Africa, and the 7th most populous country in the world.

10. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos with an estimated population of around 21 million people.

9. Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups, the three largest of which are the Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo.

8. The highest point in Nigeria is the mountain Chappal Waddi at 2,419 m (7,936 ft).

7. Nigeria has high levels of oil reserves and relies a lot on crude oil exports.

6. Football (soccer) is popular in Nigeria, the national team known as the “Super Eagles” have made 5 appearances at the World Cup, won the African Cup of Nations 3 times and won the football gold medal at the 1996 Olympics.

5. While some cultures believe it’s rude to not look someone in the eye, in Nigeria, it is customary to not look into someone’s eyes.

4. Nigeria is the 7th largest democracy in the world.

3. Nigeria’s movie industry is known as “Nollywood” and it is one of the largest movie industries in the world.

2. Evidence of human life/civilization in Nigeria dates as far back as 9000 BC.

1. The life expectancy on average is 52 years, one of the lowest in the world. This is primarily due to poor healthcare, a lack of clean water, and poor living conditions.

CONCLUSION

Nigeria is a naturally-endowed country with diverse multi-ethnic culture. There is more to learn about Nigeria, especially from its Nollywood. However, making a visit to experience it first hand and learn this unique culture is the best way to go.

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12 Interesting & Remarkable Nigeria Facts Every Nigerian Should Know 12 Interesting & Remarkable Nigeria Facts Every Nigerian Should Know Reviewed by Darliweb on Thursday, January 09, 2020 Rating: 5

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