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Flag of Nigeria

Use: National flag
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: 1 October 1960
Design: A vertical bicolour triband of green, white and green
Designed by: Micheal Taiwo Akinkunmi

Design
The flag is an adaptation of the winning entry from Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi in a competition held in 1959. Akinkunmi was a 23-year-old student at the time he designed the flag. He was studying at Norwich Technical College in London, England, when he saw an advertisement in a newspaper that submissions were being accepted for the design of a new national flag of Nigeria. The original submission had a red radiating sun badge in the central white vertical band with a green vertical band on each side. After the badge was removed by the judges, the flag has remained unchanged. It was first officially used on 1 October 1960, the day Nigeria was granted independence from the United Kingdom.

Like other countries, Nigeria has special ensigns for civil and naval vessels. Some of its states also have flags.

Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • Jamhuriyar Taraiyar Nijeriya (Hausa)
  • Ọ̀hàńjíkọ̀ Ọ̀hànézè Naìjíríyà (Igbo)
  • Orílẹ̀-èdè Olómìniira Àpapọ̀ Nàìjíríà (Yoruba)
Flag of Nigeria
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Coat of arms
Motto: "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"
Anthem: "Arise, O Compatriots"
Nigeria (orthographic projection).svg
Capital Abuja
9°4′N 7°29′E / 9.067°N 7.483°E / 9.067; 7.483
Largest city Lagos
6°27′N 3°23′E / 6.450°N 3.383°E / 6.450; 3.383
Official languages English
Major languages
  • Hausa
  • Igbo
  • Yoruba
Other languages
  • Atyap
  • Birom
  • Edo
  • Efik
  • Fulfulde
  • Gbagyi
  • Hyam
  • Ibibio
  • Idoma
  • Igala
  • Igbira
  • Ijaw
  • Ikwerre
  • Itsekiri
  • Jju
  • Jukun
  • Kanuri
  • Margi
  • Nupe
  • Tiv
  • Urhobo-Isoko
Religion
See Religion in Nigeria
Demonym(s) Nigerian
Government Federal presidential republic
• President
Muhammadu Buhari
• Vice President
Yemi Osinbajo
• Senate President
Bukola Saraki
• House Speaker
Yakubu Dogara
• Chief Justice
W. S. Nkanu Onnoghen (Suspended)
Legislature National Assembly
• Upper house
Senate
• Lower house
House of Representatives
Independence
from the United Kingdom
• Unification of Southern and Northern Nigeria
1914
• Declared and recognised
1 October 1960
• Republic declared
1 October 1963
• Current constitution
29 May 1999
Area
• Total
923,768 km2 (356,669 sq mi) (32nd)
• Water (%)
1.4
Population
• 2019 estimate
200,040,854 (7th)
• 2006 census
140,431,790
• Density
215/km2 (556.8/sq mi) (65th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$1.221 trillion (23rd)
• Per capita
$6,130 (129th)
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$447.013 billion (31st)
• Per capita
$2,244 (137th)
Gini (2010) Positive decrease 43.0
medium
HDI (2017) Increase 0.532
low · 157th
Currency Naira (₦) (NGN)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (WAT)
Driving side right
Calling code +234
ISO 3166 code NG
Internet TLD .ng

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