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  • The West African country of Nigeria takes its name from the Niger River, which flows through western and central Nigeria. It is one of the largest nations in Africa, and is more than twice the size of California.

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  • The Country of Nigeria
  • Nigeria Pretest
    • 1. Savannas are small hills.
    • 2. A mangrove is a tropical tree with roots above and beneath the water.
    • 3. The United States of Nigeria is the official name of Nigeria.
    • 4. Harmattan is a dry, dusty wind that blows south from the Sahara Desert.
    • 5. Nigeria is a country in North Africa.
    • 6. The official language of Nigeria is French.
    • 7. Abuja is the capital of Nigeria.
    • 8. The green color of the flag stands for all of the money in Nigeria.
    • 9. Nigeria has two climate regions.
    • 10. Petroleum is an important mineral in Nigeria.
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  • Where is Nigeria Located?
  • Nigeria AFRICA
  • Federal Republic of NIGERIA
    • The West African country of Nigeria takes its name from the Niger River, which flows through western and central Nigeria.
    • The flag of Nigeria was designed in 1959 and first officially hoisted on October 1 , 1960 .
    • Green bands - the forests and abundant natural wealth of Nigeria
    • White band stands for Peace.
  • Coat of Arms
    • Shield with two white streaks: two main rivers: the Benue and Niger Rivers
    • The two horses - Dignity.
    • Shield - Strength.
    • Eagle – Peace
    • Green and White bands on the top of the shield - Rich Agricultural Land
    • Yellow flower in the grass is the Crocus - Nigeria's national flower.
  • Fast Facts 910,774 sq.km. (351,650 sq.miles) Land Area <128,000,000 Population Muslim, Christian, local dialects Religions Naira Official Currency English (Official), local dialects Languages Abuja Capital City Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Name
  • Place The Land
    • Nigeria has a long coastline on the Gulf of Guinea.
    • This gulf is part of the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Along the coast, the land is laced with many rivers and creeks and covered with mangrove swamps.
    • A mangrove is a tropical tree with roots extending above and beneath the water.
    • Traveling north, the land becomes a vast tropical rain forest.
    • The forest gradually thins into woodlands and savannas in central Nigeria. Savannas are tropical grasslands with scattered trees.
    • Highlands and plateaus also blanket this area.
    • Farther north, a stretch of partly dry grasslands lies on the edge of the vast Sahara.
  • The Climate
    • Nigeria has several climate regions.
    • Most of the country is tropical with high average temperatures.
    • The south receives plenty of rainfall year-round.
    • Steppe regions to the north have a distinct dry season.
    • In the winter months, a dry, dusty wind called the harmattan blows south from the Sahara Desert.
  • The Economy Human/Environment Interaction
    • Mineral resources include petroleum , coal and tin .
    • Agricultural products include groundnuts , palm oil , cocoa , citrus fruits, maize , millet , cassava , yams and sugar cane .
    • The Government is trying to improve the delivery of social services including health and education. The public sector is being reformed.
  • The People Place
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  • Demographics
    • Nigeria - most populous country in Africa, about one-fourth of West Africa's people.
    • At least 24 cities have populations of more than 100,000.
    • Nigeria has some 250 ethnic groups, with varying languages and customs
    • The major ethnic groups in the population are Hausa and Fulani (29%), Yoruba (21%), and Igbo (18%).
  • Nigeria Posttest
    • 1. Savannas are small hills.
    • 2. A mangrove is a tropical tree with roots above and beneath the water.
    • 3. The United States of Nigeria is the official name of Nigeria.
    • 4. Harmattan is a dry, dusty wind that blows south from the Sahara Desert.
    • 5. Nigeria is a country in North Africa.
    • 6. The official language of Nigeria is French.
    • 7. Abuja is the capital of Nigeria.
    • 8. The green color of the flag stands for all of the money in Nigeria.
    • 9. Nigeria has two climate regions.
    • 10. Petroleum is an important mineral in Nigeria.
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  • Nigeria Posttest
    • 1. Savannas are small hills.
    • 2. A mangrove is a tropical tree with roots above and beneath the water.
    • 3. The United States of Nigeria is the official name of Nigeria.
    • 4. Harmattan is a dry, dusty wind that blows south from the Sahara Desert.
    • 5. Nigeria is a country in North Africa.
    • 6. The official language of Nigeria is French.
    • 7. Abuja is the capital of Nigeria.
    • 8. The green color on the flag stands for all of the money in Nigeria.
    • 9. Nigeria has two climate regions.
    • 10. Petroleum is an important mineral in Nigeria.
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  • http://www.geographic.org/maps/nigeria_maps.html References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Nigeriaarms22.PNG http://encarta.msn.com/related_761557915_20/pictures_of_Nigeria.html http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/ng.htm http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof/nigeria/nigeria.htm#3.CLIMATE http://www.uni.edu/gai/Nigeria/Lessons/Nigeria_on_line.html #STUDENT%20ACTIVITY%20PAGE http://fga.freac.fsu.edu/academy/pdf/nigeria_map.pdf Geography: The World and Its People; Glencoe/McGraw-Hill; 1996; pages 484-488. http://fga.freac.fsu.edu/academy/k1niger.htm http://www.focusonforests.org/large/westafricamap.htm