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Country Nigeria


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Region Western Africa
Area (sq km) 923,768
Border Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger
Population 181,562,056
Nationality Nigerian(s)
Ethnicity Over 250 ethnic groups, including Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, and Igbo (Ibo) 18%
Religion Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
Language English, Hausa, Yoruba, and more
Literacy 61%
Government Federal Republic
Capital Abuja
Leader President Muhammadu Buhari (since May 29, 2015); Vice President Oluyemi "Yemi" Osinbajo (since May 29, 2015)
Currency Naira (NGN)
Independence Day Oct. 1, 1960 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday Independence Day, or National Day (Oct. 1, 1960)
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