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Geography of Nigeria: At a glance

Area:

  • Total: 923,768 sq km
  • Land: 910,768 sq km
  • Water: 13,000 sq km
  • Land boundaries: Total- 4,047 km

Border countries:

  • Benin 773 km,
  • Cameroon 1,690 km,
  • Chad 87 km,
  • Niger 1,497 km.

Others:

  • Coastline: 853 km
  • Territorial sea: 12 nm
  • Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
  • Continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation
  • Climate: Varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
  • Terrain: Southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, plains in north.

Elevation extremes:

  • Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
  • Highest point: Chappal Waddi 2,419 m
Last Updated on Sunday 3rd August 2008