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Population 2002 .......................................129,934,911
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........840
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 105.9
Unemployment.....................................................................28%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.9
Labor force (%) ....... 2.9
 

 

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Resources and links about Nigeria

Sign of Fortune - Photo by Barefoot In Florida - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................356,700 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 34
Urban population (% of total population) .............................41
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 54
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................77
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................39
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................50
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................40

 

 
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Go to capital - Abuja City Profile - To Nigeria History

Addressing Nigeria's Economic Problems and the Islamist Terrorist ... __ "Since gaining independence in 1960, Nigeria has experienced civil war and numerous coups, with only 13 years of democratic government. To secure their power base, past governments enacted repressive economic policies and undermined the rule of law. " An interesting paper. - From heritage.org - http://www.heritage.org/Research/Africa/em933.cfm 

Background Note: Nigeria __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2836.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Nigeria __ A detailed look at Nigeria including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ni.html 

Country Profile: Nigeria __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "After lurching from one military coup to another, Nigeria now has an elected leadership. But it faces the growing challenge of preventing Africa's most populous country from breaking apart along ethnic and religious lines." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1064557.stm

Economy of Nigeria __ "The petroleum-rich Nigerian economy, long hobbled by political instability, corruption, and poor macroeconomic management, is undergoing substantial economic reform under the new civilian administration." An encyclopedic article with links to additional material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Nigeria  

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria __ A good place to begin your study of Nigeria. You will find an overview of the country including culture and tourism, government and politics and a special section for students. - illustrated - From Embassy of Nigeria - http://www.nigeriaembassyusa.org/f_index.html

 

Ethnologue report for Nigeria __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Nigeria. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Nigeria

Foreign Embassies and Consulates Directory in Nigeria __ A list of embassies in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. - From embassiesabroad.com - http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-in/Nigeria

map of nigeria and nigeria map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/ng.htm

Maps Of Nigeria __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Nigeria.html 
 
National Archives of Nigeria, Enugu Branch __ "This WebSite contains Guides, Indices and Finding Aids to the holdings of the Enugu Branch of the National Archives of Nigeria. The holdings of the Enugu Branch cover Southeastern Nigeria (including parts of today's Southwestern Cameroon) from the late 19th century until the present. The Guides, Indices and Finding Aids presented on this WebSite allow researchers to access the original material housed in Enugu." - From The Assistant Director, Chief U.O.A. Esse - http://www2.hu-berlin.de/orient/nae/

Nigeria __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/nigeria/
 
Nigeria __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/nigeria.html

Nigeria __ "Nigeria is an oil-rich Cinderella state that never quite made it to the ball. During the 1970s, when oil prices rocketed, Nigeria looked set to become the shining example of a prosperous and democratic West African republic but perversely managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It has had the odd moment of oil-induced triumph but its history is littered with tin-pot dictators, massacres, bloody civil wars, human rights abuses, and horrific famines." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/africa/nigeria/

Nigeria __ Good overview of Nigeria including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107847.html

Nigeria Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Nigeria - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Nigeria Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/nigeria_geography.html

Nigeria: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blnigeria.htm

Nigeria Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Nigeria. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Nigeria/  

Nigeria Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/nigeria

Nigeria pictures, Nigeria images __ "Here you will find a treasure of information with regard to the pictures of Nigeria as well as a wealth of information on the subject of Nigeria images and photos." - illustrated - From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_nigeria_51.html 



Nigeria Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/nigeria/

Nigeria.Com - The Home of Nigeria on the Internet __ A good source for up-to-date news and other information from Nigeria. - From Nigeria.com - http://www.nigeria.com/

Welcome to the Official Website of Federal Government of Nigeria __ Learn about the government of Nigeria with information ranging from the Nigerian Presidency, through the Ministries and on through government publications, services, statistics and much more. - illustrated - From Government of Nigeria - http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/


 

 
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