Geography, Nature Reserves and Travel Resources in Motherland Nigeria

Nigeria is without question, the most populous country in Africa with its population projected to pass that of United States of America (currently at 325 million) by 2050. Located on the geographic coordinates: 10 00 N, 8 00 E, the country is bordered by Niger on the North, the Atlantic Ocean on the South, Cameroon on the East, and Benin on the West.

Facts about Nigeria’s land mass

  • Total Area occupied by the country: 923,770 sq. km. / 356,700 sq. miles
  • Total Land Area: 910,770 sq. km. / 351650 sq. miles (the rest is water)
  • Arable land: 38.4%
  • Permanent crops: 7.4%
  • Forests and woodland: 9%
  • Other lands: 45.2%
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
  • Highest Point: Chappal Waddi: 2.419 km / 1.503 miles

CLIMATE

Because the country is in the equatorial region, the weather gets quite hot almost all year round with the dry season being the hottest. Other seasons in Nigeria include the rainy season, and Harmattan (which is often classified as part of the dry season.

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