Aside from being one of the most famous and populous countries in Africa, there are many interesting and remarkable facts that make the Nigeria even more appealing and unique. Below are some of the most unconventional and fun facts about this great country:
Largest Butterfly Diversity
It is interesting to note that the largest diversity of butterflies, with different colors and shapes, finds its home in Nigeria, especially in the areas that surround Calabar, the southern region of the country.
One of the largest producers of Crude Oil
With 2,252,000 barrels of oil produced on a daily basis, Nigeria is one of the largest crude oil producers in the world, as well as one of the biggest exporters and holders of the world’s widest petroleum reserve.
Name derived from West Africa’s Longest River
“Nigeria” is derived from the largest and longest river in West Africa, river Niger. It covers a distance of about 2,600 miles and empties its water into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Home of Nollywood
The Nigerian movie industry known as Nollywood is the second largest movie industry in the world. It produces about 200 movies every week, a number not to be taken lightly.
A Global fashion capital
A successful fashion industry is active in Nigeria and various African designers have dressed international celebrities such as Thandie Newton and Angela Simmons. Not to mention Arise Magazine show which is now a stable feature of New York Fashion Week.
Home to the happiest and most optimistic people in the world!
Happiness and optimism are found in Nigeria. It has been proven that people living in this country are the happiest in the world.
Nigeria is indeed a wonderful place full of surprises and interesting facts. Not only does Nigeria have a rich and unique history, but is also a destination where different resources, cultures and stories collide.