is a West African country situated between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea. It is the most populous country in Africa, with an estimated population of over 217 million people. Nigeria is a federal republic made up of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Its official language is English and its currency is the Nigerian naira (₦).
The economy of Nigeria is largely driven by oil production and agriculture. In recent years, manufacturing has also become increasingly important. Services, trade and transportation employ more than two-fifths of the workforce. Nigeria is blessed with diverse natural resources and many ethnic groups, including Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, and Igbo.
Nigeria's geography is varied, consisting of plateaus, lowlands and major river basins fed mainly by the Niger River. The country is home to numerous national parks, such as Yankari National Park and Cross River National Park.
Nigeria is governed by a federal republic, with two legislative bodies - the Senate and House of Representatives. The head of state and government is the president.
In terms of international relations, Nigeria is a member of several international organizations, such as the United Nations, African Union, World Trade Organization and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Nigeria is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and is expected to be among the top six most populous countries by 2030.