Last updated: 7 February 2018
Located on the western shores of Africa, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. The larger cities are vibrant and busy and hotels and restaurants abound. Lagos has the fourth largest population in the world and is comparable in population density to Mumbai. It is noisy energetic and crowded.

The country has a vibrant art and music scene, but there is little to see by way of historical interest. Historical remains that still exist are in a poor state of repair. Nigeria has the biggest economy in Africa and is a major oil producer, but many live in abject poverty. Nonetheless, the people are known for their friendliness and welcoming good humour.


Nigeria is a land of vast grasslands and a fair offering of wildlife. It has a coastline decked with golden sands and the national parks contain a number of endangered West African species.

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