Where is Nigeria?

Nigeria is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 9.081999 and longitude 8.675277 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 9° 4' 55.20'' N
  • 8° 40' 31.00'' E

You can see the location of Nigeria on the world map below:

Nigeria Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Nigeria (NG) are:

  1. Benin (BJ)
  2. Cameroon (CM)
  3. Chad (TD)
  4. Niger (NE)

Maritime Borders

Nigeria bordres with the Gulf of Guinea.

Pin showing Nigeria on a map

Nigeria Related Content

Nigeria Key Facts

CountryNigeria
CoordinatesLatitude: 9.081999
Longitude: 8.675277
Country CodesAlpha 2: NG
Alpha 3: NGA
Country Flag Emoji🇳🇬
Int. Phone Prefix+234
Capital cityAbuja
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Northern Africa
Country Area923,768 sq km
Population 2021211,400,704
World Rank: 7
Median Age17
Life expectancy52.7
Major languagesEnglish (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+01:00
Internet TLD.ng
Biggest AirportMurtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS)
Average temperature27.00 °C
80.60 °F
Administrative Divisions1 capital territory 36 states
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Nigeria Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLower middle income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyNaira (NGN)
GDP in 2020$432.3 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 26
GDP per capita in 2020$2,097
World Rank: 145
Major Industries / Economic SectorsOil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United States, India, Netherlands, Brazil
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, India, China, Netherlands, Spain

Biggest Cities in Nigeria

Here are the largest cities in Nigeria based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Lagos 15,487,000
Kano 3,848,885
Ibadan 2,550,593
Aba 1,530,000
Onitsha 1,483,000
Abuja 1,235,880
Maiduguri 1,197,497
Benin City 1,147,188
Ikare 1,099,931
Ogbomoso 1,032,000

Map of Nigeria with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region