Nigeria - Location, size, and extent



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Located at the extreme inner corner of the Gulf of Guinea on the west coast of Africa, Nigeria occupies an area of 923,768 sq. km (356,669 sq mi), extending 1,127 km (700 mi) E–W and 1,046 km (650 mi) N–S. Comparatively, the area occupied by Nigeria is slightly more than twice the size of the state of California. It is bordered by Chad on the NE, by Cameroon on the E , by the Atlantic Ocean (Gulf of Guinea) on the S , by Benin (formerly Dahomey) on the W , and by Niger on the NW and N , with a total boundary length of 4,900 km (3,045 mi), of which 853 km (530 mi) is coastline. The borders between Nigeria and Chad and Nigeria and Cameroon are disputed, and there have been occasional border clashes.

Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, is located in the center of the country.

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Zoe
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Mar 19, 2009 @ 6:06 am
This insomation was very helpfull, and it was quick, got streight to the point! would like to see more sites like this one!
Jim
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Apr 18, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
Nigeria is not a large country. How can it support 125,000,000 million people? Sixty percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
Courtney
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Oct 11, 2009 @ 6:18 pm
well they need to control there both rates.
this is making the poverty much worse.

government help to educate these poor people.
Kingsley
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Dec 24, 2009 @ 5:05 am
I love this page,pls i want to enrol as a student pls send me the location address i'm a nigeria i base in lagos state.
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Feb 28, 2010 @ 9:09 am
This is very interesting page i want to enroll as a student, because its help us in many area in abroad. Am a Nigerian study in Ukraine..
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Jun 26, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
Jim and Courtney, you guys that claim some people are uneducated just greatly revealed your level of ignorance and low level of education. Irrespective of where you come from, I am quite certain that a lot of educated nigerians that got their education in their country are there contributing meaningfully to the development of your country while you sit in your ignorance, and expose your mediocrity.
Who dictates the porverty line? If only you could logically think, I would have asked you to ask yourselves if it makes sense for Nigerians to pat the same amount for what they have as someone who imported it from Nigeria and all the way to Europe would pay. You continue to live on in ignorance and self deceit handed over to you by your forefathers who came to Africa to steal and plunder and were worse than the pirates.
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Jul 15, 2010 @ 12:00 am
Yes I agree mentioned information are very useful for some one, curies to know about world locations,

Can I have e-mail on my address, information demographic detail like what is Economic figure, Major Industry or Business of their people, literacy, Religion, etc my E-Mail address is showing at front
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Oct 2, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
nigeria is located between longitiude 3"42'E to 14"11'E.latitiude 3"10'N to 14"45'N
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Oct 18, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
Your a life saver! My Geography essay can now be completed with this!!! THANKYOU!
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Nov 1, 2010 @ 10:10 am
this information is very helpful,, thanks for who ever put it up..!!. :)
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Nov 1, 2010 @ 10:10 am
thank you for the info it really really really helps alot:)
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Jan 17, 2011 @ 7:07 am
i like this page, i think there need to be more like this!!!
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Nov 22, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
This really helped me on my Nigerian Presentation,that's really good information you put there. Thanks a lot!
Ernest da kesiless
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Jun 11, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
Well i love it cause u were able to summerize d location for me i was given an assignment on this and now you just did it thank you
autumn cotton
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Oct 20, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
i love it to ive been there before and it is fun being there.
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Nov 24, 2012 @ 3:03 am
This is interesting and educative!you can still add more information like the nature resources found in Nigeria well thanks
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Jun 16, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
thanks it helps a lot and gives an insight about nigeria as a great country
Marcus
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Dec 8, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
This page was very helpful, I give it kudos. I request for more educative pages.

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