Nigeria Country Code +234

Country calling code +234

Alpha-2 Code NG

Alpha-3 Code NGA

About Nigeria

Nigeria (/naɪˈdʒɪəriə/ (About this soundlisten)), officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular state. Nigeria has been home to a number of ancient and indigenous kingdoms and states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914 by Lord Fredrick Lugard. The British set up administrative and legal structures while practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms, Nigeria became a formally independent federation on October 1, 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair...

Nigeria Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 9°5'4"N / 8°40'27"E
  • CAPITAL: Abuja
  • POPULATION: 204,576,048
  • AREA: 910,770 Km2
  • GDP: $375,745,486,521
  • TELEPHONES: 418,200
  • INTERNET USERS: 43,989,000

How to Call Nigeria from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Nigeria from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 234, the country code for Nigeria.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Nigeria

  • LANGUAGES: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages
  • CURRENCY: Naira (NGN)

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