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  • Nigeria

    1. 1. NIGERIAEssential Question: How do natural resourcesdetermine how prosperous a country will be?
    2. 2. Introduction
    3. 3. Introduction
    4. 4. Introduction
    5. 5. Introduction  Named for the (1) NIGER RIVER, which flows through western and central Nigeria.
    6. 6. Introduction  Named for the (1) NIGER RIVER, which flows through western and central Nigeria.  Nigeria covers 351,650 square miles and is more than t wice the size of (2) CALIFORNIA.
    7. 7. Land
    8. 8. Land  Coast has many rivers and creeks and covered with (3) MANGROVE swamps, a tropical tree with roots extending above and beneath the water
    9. 9. Land  Coast has many rivers and creeks and covered with (3) MANGROVE swamps, a tropical tree with roots extending above and beneath the water  (4) TROPICAL RAIN FOREST in the north
    10. 10. Land  Coast has many rivers and creeks and covered with (3) MANGROVE swamps, a tropical tree with roots extending above and beneath the water  (4) TROPICAL RAIN FOREST in the north  In central Nigeria, there is a (5) SAVANNA, or tropical grassland with scattered trees
    11. 11. Climate
    12. 12. Climate  Most of the country is (6) TROPICAL
    13. 13. Climate  Most of the country is (6) TROPICAL  In the winter months, a dry dusty wind called (7) HARMATTAN blows south from the Sahara.
    14. 14. Climate  Most of the country is (6) TROPICAL  In the winter months, a dry dusty wind called (7) HARMATTAN blows south from the Sahara.
    15. 15. Climate  Most of the country is (6) TROPICAL  In the winter months, a dry dusty wind called (7) HARMATTAN blows south from the Sahara.
    16. 16. Climate  Most of the country is (6) TROPICAL  In the winter months, a dry dusty wind called (7) HARMATTAN blows south from the Sahara.
    17. 17. Economy
    18. 18. Economy  Based on (8) AGRICULTURE, oil, and mining
    19. 19. Economy  Based on (8) AGRICULTURE, oil, and mining  More than (9) 1/2 of Nigeria’s land is good for farming
    20. 20. Economy  Based on (8) AGRICULTURE, oil, and mining  More than (9) 1/2 of Nigeria’s land is good for farming  Major crops include peanuts, cotton, rubber, palm products, and (10) CACAO, which is used to make chocolate.
    21. 21. Nigeria’s Oil
    22. 22. Nigeria’s Oil  Nigeria is one of the world’s leading (11) OIL producing countries.
    23. 23. Nigeria’s Oil  Nigeria is one of the world’s leading (11) OIL producing countries.  In the (12) 1980’S, the economy struggled because of a drop in the world oil prices.
    24. 24. Nigeria’s Oil  Nigeria is one of the world’s leading (11) OIL producing countries.  In the (12) 1980’S, the economy struggled because of a drop in the world oil prices.  However, today, Nigeria is using income from oil to improve (13) FARMING and to raise more food products.
    25. 25. People
    26. 26. People  Highest population of any country in Africa
    27. 27. People  Highest population of any country in Africa  (14) 158 MILLION
    28. 28. People  Highest population of any country in Africa  (14) 158 MILLION  About 50% of the people are (15) MUSLIM and 40% are Christian.
    29. 29. People  Highest population of any country in Africa  (14) 158 MILLION  About 50% of the people are (15) MUSLIM and 40% are Christian.  There are more than (16) 250 groups.
    30. 30. People  Highest population of any country in Africa  (14) 158 MILLION  About 50% of the people are (15) MUSLIM and 40% are Christian.  There are more than (16) 250 groups.  The 4 largest are:
    31. 31. People  Highest population of any country in Africa  (14) 158 MILLION  About 50% of the people are (15) MUSLIM and 40% are Christian.  There are more than (16) 250 groups.  The 4 largest are: – Hausa
    32. 32. People  Highest population of any country in Africa  (14) 158 MILLION  About 50% of the people are (15) MUSLIM and 40% are Christian.  There are more than (16) 250 groups.  The 4 largest are: – Hausa – Fulani
    33. 33. People  Highest population of any country in Africa  (14) 158 MILLION  About 50% of the people are (15) MUSLIM and 40% are Christian.  There are more than (16) 250 groups.  The 4 largest are: – Hausa – Fulani – (17) YORUBA
    34. 34. People  Highest population of any country in Africa  (14) 158 MILLION  About 50% of the people are (15) MUSLIM and 40% are Christian.  There are more than (16) 250 groups.  The 4 largest are: – Hausa – Fulani – (17) YORUBA – Iboh
    35. 35. Way of Life
    36. 36. Way of Life  About (18) 84% of the population live in rural villages or (19) COMPOUNDS, a group of houses surrounded by walls.
    37. 37. Way of Life  About (18) 84% of the population live in rural villages or (19) COMPOUNDS, a group of houses surrounded by walls.  Nigeria’s largest cities include:
    38. 38. Way of Life  About (18) 84% of the population live in rural villages or (19) COMPOUNDS, a group of houses surrounded by walls.  Nigeria’s largest cities include: – (20) LAGOS, the largest city and commercial center
    39. 39. Way of Life  About (18) 84% of the population live in rural villages or (19) COMPOUNDS, a group of houses surrounded by walls.  Nigeria’s largest cities include: – (20) LAGOS, the largest city and commercial center – (21) ABUJA, the capital.
    40. 40. The Arts
    41. 41. The Arts  Nigerians take pride in their (22) ARTS.
    42. 42. The Arts  Nigerians take pride in their (22) ARTS.  They make elaborate wooden (23) MASKS, metal sculptures and colorful cloth.
    43. 43. The Arts  Nigerians take pride in their (22) ARTS.  They make elaborate wooden (23) MASKS, metal sculptures and colorful cloth.  In 1986, Nigerian writer, (24) WOLE SOYINKA became the first African to the Nobel Prize for literature.

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