Nigeria is the largest country in Africa by population, with 207 million people living in the country. English is the country’s official language, making it easy for tourists to communicate with locals. Abuja is the capital of Nigeria, Lagos is the largest city (21 million inhabitants!) and the economic centre of the country. The second largest city in Nigeria is Onitsha, the urban area is home to 8 million people. It is a very large city most people in the world never heard of. In terms of religion, the country is divided, half of the population is Christian and half of the population is Muslim. Nigeria has five international airports located in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu. The main air carriers in Nigeria are Arik Air, Air Peace, Dana Air and Overland Airways.
Practical information about Nigeria:
Time zone: West Africa Time +1
National Day: 1 October