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5 Maps about Nigeria that every Foreigner Must See


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There is more to Nigeria than what the media tends to portray. These few maps provide a background into factual insights about Nigeria and Nigerians. More maps can be found on or follow us on Twitter: @NigeriaInMaps
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5 Maps about Nigeria that every Foreigner Must See

  1. 1. @NigeriaInMaps 5 Maps about Nigeria that every Foreigner Must See Created By
  2. 2. @NigeriaInMaps Sadly, thousands of Nigerians have been killed by the terrorist sect: Boko Haram; however Nigeria as a whole is not under siege. There were NO reported cases in 24 out of the 36 states + the Federal Capital Territory in 2015
  3. 3. @NigeriaInMaps Africa is NOT a country; Nigeria happens to be one of the 54 countries on the continent. She prides herself as the most populated country with the largest economy in Africa. More people live in Nigeria (shaded in green) than in all these countries (shaded in blue) combined
  4. 4. @NigeriaInMaps Lagos is regarded as the commercial capital of Nigeria. It is one of the wealthiest states in the country. This is evident in the amount of revenue it generates on a yearly basis. In 2014, Lagos state had a total IGR (Internally Generated Revenue) of N276 Billion ($690 Million); this was MORE than that of 31 other states combined.
  5. 5. @NigeriaInMaps Women make up approximately 6% of senators in the Nigerian Senate. In the 2015 elections, only 7 female senators out of a total of 109 were elected into office. According to Senator Monsurat Sunmonu “Women should be encouraged to participate more [in] politics”
  6. 6. @NigeriaInMaps Lagos is arguably considered the most populated city in Nigeria and indeed Africa. Incidentally, she has the smallest land area in Nigeria. Approximately the same number of people who live in Lagos (shaded Blue) also live in the area shaded red.
  7. 7. See More Interesting Maps On Or Follow on Twitter For special requests, comments or suggestions, kindly send an email to: Nigeria In Maps Creator: Olusegun Osifuye @NigeriaInMaps