Nigeria

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Nigeria

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Africa

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Geography

Area: 923,768 sq km

Mangrove and tropical rain forests in the south, savannah and grasslands in the north. The country is drained by the Niger-Benue river systems.

Population: 158,258,917    Annual Growth: 2.35%

Capital: Abuja

Urbanites: 49.8%

HDI Rank: 158 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 523 (13% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English. Hausa is widely used in the north and middle belt, Yoruba in the southwest, Igbo in the southeast and Pidgin English all over the south    Languages: 521 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians81,123,52151.262.7
Evangelicals48,806,25030.83.4

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

Missions vision was birthed in the 1970s through revival among university students. This vision has blossomed into a movement accounting for over 5,000 Nigerian missionaries at home and abroad, helping lead the way for Africa-wide mission mobilization.

Challenge for Prayer

     For an additional 13 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Nigeria.