Nigeria: Regional Geography

Location of Nigeria

Nigeria lies roughly between longitudes 3° and 15° east of the Greenwich Meridian and between latitudes 4° and 140 North of the equator.

Position of Nigeria

Nigeria is situated at the centre of the curve that make up the continent of Africa. It stands midway from the extreme corner of the trade wind belts with summer rains and winter drought. It is within the tropics.

Nigeria is bounded on the west by the Republic of Benin, on the east by the Republic of Cameroon, on the north by Niger Republic and on the south by the Gulf of Guinea.

Size of Nigeria

SIZE: Nigeria occupies a total land area of about 923, 768 square Kilometres

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