Interesting facts about Nigeria

Nigeria is a fairly large state in West Africa, a former European colony, like the rest of Africa, with the exception of Ethiopia, which has always maintained its independence. The history of this country is rich in events, with which it will be curious on occasion to get acquainted.

Nigeria is by no means the largest state on the African continent, however, it ranks first in terms of population among all African countries.

The national Nigerian currency is called Naira.

Independence from Great Britain Nigeria gained in 1960, having survived since then several military coups.

Nigeria is the largest producer of oil and petroleum products in Africa.

The official language in Nigeria is one – it’s English, but there are more than five hundred languages ​​in the country. This is due to the large ethnic and cultural diversity of local tribes living in Nigeria.

Nigeria is a duo-confessional country, Muslims and Christians are almost equally divided, although some locals adhere to traditional local beliefs.

Nigeria occupies the second place in the world in terms of the number of annually produced movies, second only to India, and the focus of the Nigerian film industry, similar to Hollowwood, is called Nollywood. In this case, the budget of the average Nigerian feature film is only fifteen thousand US dollars.

Every second Nigerian uses a mobile phone.

Nigerian athletes have been participating in the Olympic Games for more than half a century, and have won several dozen medals since.

In Nigeria, their standards of female beauty – here in honor are obese women. Nigerians certainly would have liked Nauru, where nine out of ten people are overweight.

According to modern data, almost four hundred different tribes live on the territory of Nigeria.

The population of Nigeria is larger than the population of Russia.

The average salary in urbanized Nigerian cities is about four hundred US dollars a month, which is more than in most African countries, but the prices in Nigeria are higher.

The name of the country comes from the name of a powerful river – Niger.

The first African to receive the Nobel Peace Prize is the writer Shoyinka from Nigeria.

About 95% of the country’s total exports are oil and its processing products.

The modern flag of Nigeria was created in 1959 by a local student.

In Nigeria, approximately one-sixth of all indigenous Africans live.