Nigeria is located in Western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea with a total area of 923,768 Km2 making it the world’s 32nd-largest country after Tanzania. It is about twice the size of California. It shares a 4047 km with the Republic of Benin (773 km), Niger (1497 km), Chad (87 km), Cameroon (1690 km), and has a coastline of at least 853 km.
The highest point in Nigeria is Chappal Waddi at 2,419 m (7,936 feet).
Nigeria has a varied landscape. From the Obudu Hills in the south-eastern parts through the beaches in the south, the rainforest, the Lagos estuary and also the savannah in the middle and southwest of the country and the Sahel down to the encroaching Sahara in the extreme north.
Nigeria has two main rivers which are the River Niger and the River Benue which converge and empty into the Niger Delta-the world’s largest river deltas.
Nigeria Is also very rich in Natural resources. It has an unquantifiable deposit of Bitumen which is the main material for road constructions. Nigeria has not only oil fields or oil wells but has 32 trillion tons of Natural gas. Nigeria has marble has titanium and tantalom which is another material that is just like titanium.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world with a population of over 140 million. It is a regional power and it is also listed among the “Next Eleven” economies. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009.
In 2003, Nigerians were reported to be the happiest people in a scientific survey carried out in 65 nations in 1999-2001. The research was reported by one of the world’s top science magazines,
Nigerians are also very creative and enterprising. With the tremendous change that can be seen in the lives of the individuals, Nigerians believe they can achieve anything, What took many countries hundreds of years to achieve, Nigeria achieved it in less than 50 years that is why they say they are ready to take over the world! As a matter of fact with a population as great as theirs and a mind-set like this, I believe the whole world should be on the look out for Nigerians.