The Federal Republic of Nigeria flag was designed in 1959 and first flown on October 1, 1960. The flag is divided into three vertical bars of green, white, and green. The two green stripes symbolize Nigeria's natural wealth, while the white symbolizes peace and harmony.
Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, a 23-year-old student at the time, drew the flag after winning a nationwide competition. He was studying in London, England, when he noticed an advertisement for entries for a new Nigerian national flag. He presented a triband design with a white vertical band in the middle, a green vertical band on either side, and a red sun in the flag's white vertical center. He won the competition, but the judges took away the red sun, leaving only a green and white triband design for the national flag, which is still used today.
To avoid insulting specific ethnic or religious groups, culturally diverse countries like Nigeria typically adopt simpler and less intricate flag designs. Since the day Nigeria earned independence from the United Kingdom on October 1, 1960, the flag has remained unchanged.
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Nigeria is a country located in West Africa. It is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world, with over 200 million people. Nigeria is a diverse country with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities, languages, and religions.
Nigeria is bordered by several countries in West Africa. To the north, it is bordered by Niger and Chad. To the west, it is bordered by Benin. To the east, it is bordered by Cameroon. And to the south, it is bordered by the Gulf of Guinea.
The history of Nigeria dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 9000 BC. The country was colonized by the British in the late 19th century, and gained independence in 1960. Since independence, Nigeria has gone through a number of political and economic challenges, including military coups, civil war, and corruption.
Today, Nigeria is a lower-middle-income country with a large and growing economy. The country is a major exporter of oil and gas, and is also a significant producer of agricultural products such as cocoa, rubber, and palm oil. Nigeria has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official language of Nigeria is English, and the country has a diverse population with a mix of Christian and Muslim communities.
|Country codes||NG, NGA (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Official languages||English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (WAT)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries|
|Organisation of Islamic Cooperation|
|Population density||226 per Km2 (586 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||52.0 % of the population is urban (107,112,526 people in 2020)|
|Median age||18.1 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 910,770 Km2 (351,650 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Chappal Waddi (2 419 m, 7 936 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 2,065 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Nigerian naira (₦, NGN)|
|Internet TLD||.ng (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Nigeria Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Nigeria