Nigeria Facts, Population Count, Statistics & News (2022)

Last Updated on: July 23rd, 2021

Nigeria Statistics and Facts 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting Nigeria facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Nigeria Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 356,670 square miles (923,768 square kilometers)
  • Continent: Africa
  • National Language: English
  • Capital City: Abuja
  • Largest City: Lagos
  • Population Count: 197.217 million (2018)

Nigeria Time Zone(s):

Time zone Offset
West Africa Time UTC +1

Nigeria Major Cities:

  • Lagos
  • Kano
  • Ibadan
  • Abuja
  • Benin City
  • Ilorin
  • Jos
  • Kaduna
  • Enugu
  • Warri

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Nigeria stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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