Nigeria

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  • President: Muhammadu Buhari (2015)

  • Land area: 351,649 sq mi (910,771 sq km); total area: 356,667 sq mi (923,768 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 177,155,754 (growth rate: 2.47%); birth rate: 38.03/1000; infant mortality rate: 74.09/1000; life expectancy: 52.62

  • Capital (2011 est.): Abuja, 2.153 million

  • Largest cities: Lagos (2011 est.), 11.223 million; Kano, 3.375 million; Ibadan, 2.949; Port Harcourt 1.894 million; Kaduna, 1.524 million

  • Monetary unit: Naira

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