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NIGERIA
(pronounced - nai-jeeuh-ree-uh | naɪˈʤɪərɪə)
OFFICIAL NAME: Federal Republic of Nigeria
DEMONYMS: Nigerian, African
Nigeria is part of the Western Africa region in the continent of Africa. The name Nigeria is believed to have derived from the Tuareg term, which means flowing water, named after the Niger River. It is in the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, near the equator and is 923.8 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is English, the capital city is Abuja, and the main currency used is the Naira.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
Very Low
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.7 billion
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.5.9 million
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
No
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Abuja

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REGION

Western Africa

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CONTINENT

Africa

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HEMISPHERE

Tropics

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AREA

923768

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Atlantic Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Nigeria
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
尼日利亚
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Nigeria
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Nigeria
Arabic Flag
Arabic
نيجيريا
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Nigéria
French Flag
French
Nigeria
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
ניגריה
Russian Flag
Russian
Нигерия
German Flag
German
Nigeria
Hindi Flag
Hindi
नाइजीरिया
Japanese Flag
Japanese
ナイジェリア

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  April 25, 2023
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  • LGBTQIA+ travel discretion is advised. It is illegal to identify as LGBTQIA+ or engage in same-sex relationships. The country has laws whereby you could be prosecuted, and the maximum penalty could be death. It is always recommended that you carry out independent research before travelling
  • GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION | The country does not have any laws in place regarding gender identity and expression
  • LGBTQIA+ ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS | This country has no anti-discrimination laws) in place. The lack of regulations means that there is no legal protection for those community members living or visiting from facing discrimination
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Government

| INFORMATION

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NIGERIA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ministry of foreign affairs
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH
federal ministry of health
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
greeting | gaisuwa | ekele | ikini
HI
hi | hi | hi | hi
HOW ARE YOU?
how are you? | yaya kake? | kedu ka ị mere? | bawo ni o se wa?
GOOD MORNING
good morning | barka da safiya | ụtụtụ ọma | e kaaro
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
i'm good, and you? | ina mai kyau, kuma ka? | m mma, na ị na? | mo wa ti o dara, ati awọn ti o?
GOOD AFTERNOON
good afternoon | barka da rana | ehihie ọma | e kaasan
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
what is your name? | menene sunnan ku? | kedu aha gị? | kini orukọ rẹ?
GOOD NIGHT
good night | good dare | ka chifoo | kasun layọ o
MY NAME IS…
my name is ... | sunana ... | aha m bụ ... | orukọ mi ni ...
WELCOME
welcome | barka | welcome | welcome
NICE TO MEET YOU
nice to meet you | na ji dadin haduwa da ku | ọ dị mma izute gị | inu mi dun lati pade yin
GOODBYE
goodbye | sai wata rana | ka ọ dị | o dabọ
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
do you speak english? | ana jin turanci? | ị na-asụ bekee? | se o nso ede gesi?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

English | Hausa | Igbo | Yoruba
Official Language(s) spoken in Nigeria
The emergency service numbers within Nigeria to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
ambulance (english)

dial
112

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
police (english)

dial
112

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
fire (english)

dial
112

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

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EMERGENCY
emergency | gaggawa | mberede | pajawiri
HELP ME
help me | taimake ni | nyere m aka | ran mi lowo
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
where is the nearest hospital? | ina ne mafi kusa asibiti? | ebee bụ kacha nso n'ụlọ ọgwụ? | ibo ni ile iwosan?
STOP
stop | daina | kwụsị | duro
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
where is the nearest pharmacy? | a ina ne kantin magani mafi kusa yake? | ebee ka ụlọ ahịa ọgwụ kacha nso dị? | ibo ni ile elegbogi?
HOSPITAL
hospital | asibiti | ụlọ ọgwụ | iwosan
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
where is the police station? | ina ofishin 'yan sanda? | ebee ka ndị uwe ojii nọ? | nibo ni ago olopa wa?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

234

INTERNET SUFFIX

.ng

LANGUAGES

English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba

CURRENCY

NAME:
Naira
SYM:
DIVISION:
100 kobo

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
230
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug D Electricity Plug G

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CLIMATE

Abuja

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
18.2°C | 64.7°F
02| FEB
18.1°C | 64.6°F
03| MAR
17.2°C | 62.9°F
04| APR
14.8°C | 58.6°F
05| MAY
13.4°C | 56.1°F
06| JUN
11.3°C | 52.4°F
07| JUL
10.5°C | 50.9°F
08| AUG
11.1°C | 52.0°F
09| SEP
12.1°C | 53.8°F
10| OCT
12.8°C | 55.1°F
11| NOV
14.2°C | 57.6°F
12| DEC
16.4°C | 61.5°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
11.8°C | 53.3°F
02| FEB
11.6°C | 52.8°F
03| MAR
11.3°C | 52.4°F
04| APR
9.6°C | 49.2°F
05| MAY
8.3°C | 46.9°F
06| JUN
6.3°C | 43.4°F
07| JUL
5.7°C | 42.2°F
08| AUG
6.2°C | 43.2°F
09| SEP
6.8°C | 44.3°F
10| OCT
7.2°C | 44.9°F
11| NOV
8.1°C | 46.5°F
12| DEC
10.1°C | 50.1°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
yes | a | ee | bẹẹni
EXCUSE ME
excuse me | gafara | cheregodi | mo tọrọ gafara
NO
no | babu | dịghị | ko si
PLEASE
please | don allah | biko | jowo
NO, THANK YOU
no, thank you | a'a, na gode | mba, daalụ | rara, o ṣeun
SORRY
sorry | hakuri | ndo | binu
MAYBE
maybe | watakila | enwere ike | boya
THANK YOU
thank you | na gode | daalụ | e dupe

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC+1 (Africa/Lagos)

DST APPLIES

No

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

26
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Unknown
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
directions and guidance | kwatance da jagora | ntuziaka na nduzi | awọn itọsọna ati itọsọna
HOW DO I GET THERE?
how do i get there? | ta yaya zan samu a can? | olee otú m ga-esi n'ebe ahụ? | bawo ni mo se gba nibẹ?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
how much is that? | nawa ne wannan? | ole bụ na? | elo ni wipe?
HOW FAR IS IT?
how far is it? | yadda nisa ne da shi? | olee otú ọ bụ? | bi o jina ni o?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
do you accept credit cards? | kuna karban katunan bashi? | ị na-anabata kaadị akwụmụgwọ? | ṣe o gba awọn kaadi kirẹditi?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
where is the bathroom? | ina gidan wanka? | kedu ebe ime ụlọ ịwụ ahụ dị? | nibo ni baluwẹ wa?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
i'm not interested | ba na sha'awa | enweghị m mmasị | nko ni iferan si
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
where is the closest restaurant? | ina cikin mafi kusa gidan cin abinci? | ebee bụ ezigbo ụlọ oriri na ọṅụṅụ? | nibo ni awọn sunmọ ounjẹ?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
i don't understand | ban gane ba | aghọtaghị m | emi ko ye
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
how much do i owe you? | nawa ne na bin ku bashi? | ego ole ka m ji gị? | elo ni mo jẹ ọ?

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