Where is Nigeria On Earth

Where is Nigeria?

That is a question on the lips of every person who is looking to visit Nigeria or have the intention of doing business with Africa’s most populous nation.

Whatever is the case may be, this is an insider’s guide to ‘all things Nigeria’, after reading this article you will learn about the people and the country.

Where is Nigeria

I am going to answer every question you may have in mind about Nigeria via this page. You will learn about the location of Nigeria in the world map as well as countries that share common boundaries with Nigeria.

I grew up in Nigeria… this country is my home so I believe I am very much qualified to talk about my country.

Nigeria is popularly known as the giant of African, the most populous black nation on earth with over 150 million people, the country is located in the western part of the African continent.

Nigeria got her independence on oct 1960, having the third fastest growing economy in the world. (Facts by the International monetary fund IMF in 2009)

Presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osibajo as the vice president. Over the years we have had our ups and downs as a country and we have been able to pull through against all odds

In the map of Africa, Nigeria is probably the trigger. It is said that “the map of African looks like a gun with Nigeria being the trigger.”

Nigeria is having a common boundary with Chad, Niger Republic, Cameroon and Benin republic.

Officially Nigeria is called the Federal Republic of Nigeria, An Almagamation of over 200 languages and ethnic groups, With Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba being the three major languages amongst several others.

The name “Nigeria” which was first coined by a journalist – Flora Shaw. The name was derived from “Niger River” in the late 19th century

The people of Nigeria have an extensive history. Archaeological evidence points that humans have been living in the land from as far back as at 9000 BC. The area around the Benue and Cross River is believed to be the original habitation of the Bantu migrants who spread across most of central and southern Africa in waves between the 1st millennium and the 2nd millennium BC.

Still wondering
“where is Nigeria? –
See map of Nigeria

Finally, Nigeria is the largest country in Africa, with Ghana being the second, other African countries includes; Togo,
Cameroon, Zambia, Gambia, Lake Chad, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Congo Sierra Leone, Niger Republic, Senegal and over thirty others.

For more reading about the Country Nigeria, find one of the most interesting page on our site
about the How To Marry a Girl from Nigeria

This is a fascinating article about
The People of Nigeria

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Am impressed with this write up, I have been wondering where Nigeria rests in the map.

May 10, 2018

It beats me that folks still don’t know where Nigeria is found on the map. WTF! We are the giant of Africa, Nigeria is a well known country in the world. We are the most populous black nation.

June 12, 2018

Thanks, I am a student doing a research on African countries. There are some Nigerian where I live in Austria but I have never bothered to interact with them until this time. I am Jeny, an investigative journalist.

June 12, 2018

Can you do an article about popular Nigerian cities? I may need to visit my boyfriend in Nigeria and hoping I could have a guide. Thanks

June 12, 2018

I love my country Nigeria,A blessed Mother’s Land.A land full of harmony,riches sirlva and gold.A land that welcome visitors, God bless Our Country the more.Make My Country Nigeria the central of Africa.

June 16, 2018
Jackie Abam

I am a Cameroonian and thereby a close neighbour to Nigeria, I have been to Nigeria many times and I feel like I am a citizen of that country. Nigeria is the most populated African country but its not the largest, there are lots of African countries larger in size than Nigeria but in terms of population and economy Nigeria leads Africa, they are the giants of Africa. Please do more research on the largest African countries cos you’re giving false information on that, how can you say Nigeria is largest and Ghana is second??? Wonders!!!!

September 23, 2018

Frankly, I am shocked to learn that new information. How in the world did that happen? I thought Nigeria is the largest now I just learned it is number 12 (ranking by land area). Algeria is Number 1. Thanks for pointing that out.

October 2, 2018

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