Facts & Figures

  • Over 3 million tourists visited Nigeria in 2009.

  • Nigeria’s contribution to global carbon emission is 0.35%.

  • Landscape and Climate: Tropical rainforest in the south gives way to savannah through the centre of the country and the Sahel to the north, with the Sahara just reaching across Nigeria’s northern border. The densely populated Niger Delta spreads over about 27,000 square miles and is one of the world’s largest wetlands.

  • Nigeria is the home of West Africa’s oldest city, Kano, which dates as far back as the 7th century.

  • Local Heritage Badagry and The Sacred Groves of Osogbo, a UNESCO world heritage site in one of the last remnants of forest in southern Nigeria regarded locally as the abode of the Yoruba goddess of fertility. The groves of the meandering river are a maze of sanctuaries, shrines and sculptures.

  • Popular tourist attractions include Gashaka –Gumti National Park, Point of No Return in Badagry, Coconut Beach in Badagry, Ikogosi Warm Springs, Rock Painting at Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State and Owu Falls in Kwara State.

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