Overview - Nigeria

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Capital:Abuja
Area:923,768 km²
Population:131,859,731 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani.
Religion(s):Muslim - 50%, Christian - 40%, indigenous beliefs - 10%.
Ethnic Group(s):Hausa and Fulani - 29%, Yoruba - 21%, Igbo (Ibo) - 18%, Ijaw - 10%, Kanuri - 4%, Ibibio - 3.5%, Tiv - 2.5%, others.