Flag of Nigeria

Flag of Nigeria

The Nigerian flag was adopted after gaining independence from Britain in 1960. The flag was chosen in 1959 from more than 200 drafts and the winning "designer" was a student from the city Ibadan Michael Taiwo. Originally, the flag consisted of three vertical stripes - two green on sides and one white in-between. Moreover, there was a red sun in the middle of the white stripe, but it was omitted later on, so only three stripes remained till nowadays. The flag should evoke the river Niger undulating between the greenery of Nigerian fields and forests. Another interpretation says that Green refers to the agricultural tradition of Nigeria and that white stripe represents peace.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Benin Benin Porto-Novo 10,323,000 112,622 km2
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Yaoundé 20,386,799 475,442 km2
Flag of Chad Chad N'Djamena 12,825,000 1,284,000 km2
Flag of Niger Niger Niamey 17,129,076 1,267,000 km2

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Main information

Country
Nigeria
Capital city
Abuja
Population
173,615,000 (2013)
Total area
923,768 km2
Formation
1. 10. 1960
Highest point
Chappal Waddi (2,419 m)
GDP
$ 2,697 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
nigerian naira (NGN)
Code
NG (NGA)
Calling code
+234
Internet TLD
.ng

Country is member of

By continents
Africa
By organizations
OPEC

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Nigérie (Abuja)
English
Nigeria (Abuja)
German
Nigeria (Abuja)
French
Nigeria (Abuja)
Italian
Nigeria (Abuja)
Spanish
Nigeria (Abuja)
Russian
Нигерия (Абуджа)
Slovak
Nigéria (Abuja)
Polish
Nigeria (Abudża)
Portuguese
Nigéria (Abuja)
Chinese
奈及利亞 (阿布贾)
Japanese
ナイジェリア (アブジャ)
Turkish
Nijerya (Abuja)
Norwegian
Nigeria (Abuja)
Swedish
Nigeria (Abuja)
Hungarian
Nigéria (Abuja)
Dutch
Nigeria (Abuja)
Danish
Nigeria (Abuja)
Finnish
Nigeria (Abuja)
Hebrew
ניגריה (אבוג'ה)

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