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Official Name: Federal Republic of Nigeria
Climate: Equatorial in south ranging to tropical in center, arid in northern area
Population: 113,828,587 (1999)
Capital: Abuja
Language(s): Principal indigenous languages: Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani.
Language of colonial power: English.
Major Religions: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
Exports: $15 billion (1996 est.), petroleum and petroleum products 95%, cocoa, rubber
Imports: $8.0 billion (1996 est.), machinery, chemicals, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, food and animals