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GCSE Location and importance of Nigeria

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Nigeria
A former colony of the UK that can be found in West Africa
Fourth most populous country
in the world after India, China and the United States
170 million
Nigeria's current population
320 million
Nigeria's predicted population by 2014
Cameroon
Country to the East of Nigeria
Benin
Country to the West of Nigeria
Niger
Country to the North of Nigeria
River Niger
main river of western Africa. It is over 4180 km (2500 miles) long. Goes through Guinea, Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and then through Nigeria.
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Is projected to grow from $525-billion in 2014 to $4.2-trillion by 2040
Oil
makes 75 per cent of government money
Manufacturing
is increasing in Nigeria, as are services
A quarter of Africa's extreme poor people
Live in Nigeria
More than 100 women
Die every day from complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
Over 2,000 children under 5
die every day from preventable diseases and 8.5 million children do not go to school
1960
Year of Nigeria's independence
Main trading partners
Include the European Union (EU), the United States, India, Brazil, and China.
African Union
A union of 55 countries of which Nigeria is part
UN peacekeeping
Nigeria is the fifth largest contributor to missions
Niger Delta of the Oil Rivers
Where the Niger River reaches the sea at a large delta