Definition/Scope: Country situated on the southern coast of western Africa, extending about 650 miles from north to south and 700 miles east to west. Facing the Bight of Benin (southwest) and the Bight of Biafra (southeast), both of the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria is bordered by Niger on the north, Lake Chad on the northeast, Cameroon on the east, and Benin on the west. The national capital is the new town of Abuja, located in the Federal Capital Territory. Area is 356,669 square miles.
Used For:Federal Republic of Nigeria
Broader Terms:independent states (by name)
Narrower Terms:Lagos, Nigeria
Related Terms:IMF members