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The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country . The name was coined sometime in the late 19th century.

Summary statistics
Region Western Africa
Surface area (sq km) 910768
Population (est., 000) 174000
Pop. density (per sq km) 144.42
Capital city Abuja
Capital city pop. (000) 2153
Currency Naira (NGN)

Most Recent Incident: Mar. 26th 2016
At least four people were killed during raid in the remote village of Tumpun near Lassa in Askira Uba Local Government Area (LGA).

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