Nigeria

Have you heard of Nollywood? Find out what it is and discover more interesting facts about Nigeria, Africa's largest oil - and butterfly - producer! We have flag and other printables to enjoy, too.

Fun Facts About Nigeria

  • The Federal Republic of Nigeria is located in west Africa. It is the most populous country in Africa with over 162 million citizens.
  • Independence in 1960 followed a period of British colonial rule, but Nigeria's rich history is notable for a series of powerful kingdoms such as the Benin Empire.
  • Lagos,the biggest city with over 10 million people, was named after local lakes by Portuguese settlers.
  • The Asos Rock is a 400 metre high monolith overlooking Abuja, the new capital.

Nigeria on map of Africa
Nigeria on a map of Africa. You can print this here.

  • Nigeria is the continent's largest oil producer. Indigenous people in the River Niger delta are unhappy about environmental damage.  
  • The Cross River Forest is the only evergreen rainforest in Africa and contains over 1000 species of birds and amphibians and the most butterflies in Africa.
  • Nigeria is the world's second most prolific feature film producer. The industry is known as 'Nollywood'.
  • Nigeria launched the first space satellite of any country on the continent.

Fishing village on the River Niger
Fishing village on the River Niger


About the Nigerian Flag

Nigeria flag

The flag has two green stripes - representing the forests and natural wealth of Nigeria - on either side of a white band for peace.


Flags and Other Printables

A Day In Nigeria Diary

A Day In Nigeria Diary

Use our Nigeria diary template to write about a day in the life of someone living there, including the food you might eat, school and much more...

Climate Of Nigeria Worksheet

Climate Of Nigeria Worksheet

Learn a little about the weather in Nigeria then record what you find on this fun worksheet, which includes phone weather app!

Culture In Nigeria

Culture In Nigeria

Find out about the different aspects of culture in Nigeria, then use what you find out to fill in the boxes on this worksheet.

Food From Nigeria Worksheet

Food From Nigeria Worksheet

What is the typical food like in Nigeria? Find out then write about it, and draw a typical meal, on this fun worksheet...

Nigeria Coat Of Arms Worksheet

Nigeria Coat Of Arms Worksheet

There's a lot to find out and write about on the Nigeria coat of arms, and for an extra challenge, you could draw your own version too (remember to download Worksheet 2).

Nigeria Location Worksheet

Nigeria Location Worksheet

Find Nigeria and shade it in on this outline map of Africa. Identify the capital city. Two versions available - the guided version being for younger children.

Nigeria National Flower Colouring Page

Nigeria National Flower Colouring Page

Nigeria's national flower is the striking Costus Spectabilis, and we've drawn one for this colouring page, ready for you to colour in...

Fun Fact: The Costus Spectabilis is often referred to as the Yellow Trumpet (it's easy to see why!).

 

Nigeria On Map Of Africa

Nigeria On Map Of Africa

This outline map of Africa shows Nigeria and Lagos, its capital, and helps children to learn its location, neighbours, size etc.

Nigeria Picture Gallery

Nigeria Picture Gallery

Kids can use this fun picture gallery printable to draw some pictures of Nigeria, or you could print off some photographs and stick them inside the frames...

Nigeria Postcard 1

Nigeria Postcard 1

Send a postcard from Nigeria! Just print, cut out and paste. These postcards are a fun way to teach children about countries around the world...

Nigeria Postcard 2

Nigeria Postcard 2

What will the kids decide to draw on the front of this postcard from Nigeria? And who will they send it to?

Nigeria Poster 1

Nigeria Poster 1

Print this colourful poster of Nigeria and use for displays, or to start a discussion about the country...

Nigeria Poster 2

Nigeria Poster 2

Print this simple Nigeria poster to put up as part of a classroom display, or use as a front cover of a project book, perhaps...

Nigeria Story Paper

Nigeria Story Paper

There's an interesting photograph of a fruit tree on this Nigeria story paper - perfect for story writing or recording research. 

Nigeria Tourist Leaflet

Nigeria Tourist Leaflet

Our printable tourist leaflets are a fun way to encourage the kids to do some research and writing about a country, and this one is for Nigeria...

Nigeria Worksheet

Nigeria Worksheet

Fill in this worksheet with some facts about Nigeria. We've left plenty of space for children to write down some things they have learned while studying this African country.

Wildlife Of Nigeria Worksheet

Wildlife Of Nigeria Worksheet

Nigeria has about 290 species of mammals and 940 species of birds. Find out about some of them, and the native plants of Nigeria too, and record them on this worksheet.

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