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About Nigeria

Nigeria is situated in West Africa and is officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The large numbers of ethnic groups which inhabit Nigeria make it a cultural melting point. The diverse cultural events never fail to attract the tourists from all over the world. The rain forests, waterfalls, savannah and other natural attractions also witness a good flow of tourists.


Currency :

Naira (?) (NGN)

Area :

923,768 square km (356,667 square miles)

Population :

170,123,740

Language :

English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba

Calling Code :

+234

Time Zone :

WAT (UTC+1)


Climate & Geography

Nigeria enjoys a tropical climate due to its location near the equator. It is characterized by hot and wet conditions. The four seasons of Nigeria are the long rainy season, the short dry season, the short rainy season and the long dry season.

Nigeria is comprised of a varied type of landscape. The two major river of Nigeria, the Niger and the Benue River drain into the Niger Delta, where a large area of Central African Mangroves is located.

Territory & Capital :

Nigeria has a total area of 923, 768 square km (356, 669 square miles). It is situated between latitudes 4 degrees and 14 degrees N and longitudes 2 degrees and 15 degrees E. Nigeria is surrounded by Niger in the north, the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east and the Gulf of Guinea to south.

The Capital of Nigeria is Abuja.


Suitable Visiting Seasons :

The winter months of December, January and February are the best time to visit Nigeria. The weather is usually hot in the other seasons and may cause hindrances in the tour.


Transportation

Transportation is available in the form of Airways, Railways, Motorways and Waterways.


Tourist and Immigration Info

There are two types of Nigerian Visas:

  • The STR Visa for a foreigner employed in Nigeria
  • The Temporary Work Permit granted for 30 day periods.

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