National Symbols of Nigeria

Nigeria is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Benin, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, . The capital of Nigeria is Abuja.

The official language is Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and the Nigerian naira is the currency of the Nigeria. The domain is .ng and the country code is +234.

National day is celebrated on 1 Oct 1960. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Nigeria is no exception.

In Nigeria, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Nigerian people. 脪g贸g贸r贸 is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Nigeria. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Chinua Achebe represent a national Nigerian symbol.

The country was founded by Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe. The current president of Nigeria is Muhammadu Buhari.

In Nigeria the power plugs and sockets are of type D, G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Nigerian national anthem was written by John A. Ilechukwu, Eme Etim Akpan, B. A. Ogunnaike, Sotu Omoigui, and P. O. Aderibighe and composed by Nigerian Police Band, under the directorship of B. E. Odiase.

Country information

Official name(s) The Federal Republic of Nigeria
Alternative name(s) Federal Republic of Nigeria (official, English)
Regional location Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
Country name etymology After the Niger river that flows through the western areas of the country and into the ocean and area.
Climate Varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
Terrain Southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, plains in north
Population 206,139,589
National Day 1 Oct 1960
Language(s) Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba
Religion Muslim, Christian, Traditional faiths
Country code +234
Literacy rate 51.1%
Currency Nigerian naira
Capital city Abuja
Domain(TLD) .ng
Ethnicity Edo, Ijaw, Ful蓳e, Kanuri
Head of government President
Nationality Nigerian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 923,769 km2 (356,669 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+01:00 (WAT)
Average elevation 380 m (1,247 ft)
Coastline 853 Km
Mains electricity 240 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Nigeria

Flag map of Nigeria

Motto of Nigeria

"Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"

National animal of Nigeria

The National animal of Nigeria is Eagle

National Animal of Nigeria - Eagle

National flower of Nigeria

The National flower of Nigeria is Costus Spectabilis. Botanical name is Costus.

National flower of Nigeria - Costus Spectabilis

National bird of Nigeria

The National bird of Nigeria is Eagle

National bird of Nigeria - Eagle

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Neighbouring countries of Nigeria

Nigerian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

Abundance will make cotton pull a stone.

A woman who has not been twice married cannot know what a perfect marriage is.

A wealthy man will always have followers.

A tree is known by its fruit.

A tree is best measured when it鈥檚 down.

A tree does not move unless there is wind.

A traveller to distant places should make no enemies.

A smiling face dispels unhappiness.

A rat is not born a rabbit.

A pig that is used to wallowing in the mud looks for a clean person to rub against.

A person is a guest for one or two days, but becomes an intruder on the third.

A person always breaking off from work never finishes anything.

A mother is gold, a father is a mirror.

A man does not wander far from where his corn is roasting.

A hunter who has only one arrow does not shoot with careless aim.

A friendly person is never a good-for-nothing.

A fowl does not forget where it lays its eggs.

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