According to, Nigeria, is Africa’s most populous country.  The 2013 population is approximated at 173,000,000 million people all whom live in an area that is roughly the size of the state of Texas.   Nigeria is ranked 3# in world population aged 0-4 years, at over 29,000,000 and #4 in the world rankings of infant mortality.

Note: Estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than otherwise be expected.

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Nigeria is composed of over 250 ethic groups and over 500 indigenous languages.
Major cities are:
Lagos 10.203 million; Kano 3.304 million; Ibadan 2.762 million; ABUJA (capital) 1.857 million; Kaduna 1.519 million (2009)