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Nigeria
(8,453 words)

The Federal Republic of Nigeria

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

206,153,000

Area

920,000 sq. km (360,000 sq. mi)

Population density

220/sq. km (580/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

2.62% (per 1,000: births 36, deaths 11)

Under 15 years

43%

Urban dwellers

52% (3.92% p.a.)

Largest cities

Lagos 14,368,000; Kano 3,999,000; Ibadan 3,552,000; Abuja 3,278,000; Port Harcourt 3,020,000; plus 45 over 300,000

Languages & peoples (World Chris…

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“Nigeria”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02NGA>
First published online: 2020



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