Flag of Nigeria (GIF)


The flag of Nigeria consists of three vertical bands of green, white, and green. The two green stripes represent Nigeria’s natural wealth, while the white band symbolizes peace. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on October 1, 1960.

Its coat of arms has white wavy lines, symbolizing the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers, on the black shield, symbolizing the fertile lands of Nigeria. At the top of the shield is a red eagle, symbolizing strength. The shield is supported on the sides by two white horses, and the green grass under the shield features the country's national flower, Costus spectabilis.

The Nigeria flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Nigeria, officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa. Its capital is Abuja, and its population is about 200,962,000.

The waving flag of Nigeria with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Abuja (pop. 3,000,000)
Other major cities:Lagos (21,000,000)
Kano (3,550,000)
Ibadan (3,160,000)
Benin City (1,147,000)
Official languages:English
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:25% Hausa
21% Yoruba
18% Igbo
10% Ijaw
4% Kanuri
22% Other groups
Religion:50% Islam
43.2% Christianity
6.8% Other or No Beliefs
Demonym:Nigerian
Area:923,768 km²
(356,669 sq mi)
Population:200,962,000
Currency:Naira

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