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Nigeria: Geography#

LocationWestern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
Geographic Coordinates10 00 N, 8 00 E 10.0,8.0
Area total: 923,768 sq km
land: 910,768 sq km
water: 13,000 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 4,047 km
border countries: Benin 773 km, Cameroon 1,690 km, Chad 87 km, Niger 1,497 km
Coastline853 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Chappal Waddi 2,419 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Maisajeh Hill 1593 m; Saiya Hill 1506 m; Kuri 1447 m; Sango 1319 m; Chokobo 1303 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Terrainsouthern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, plains in north
Natural Hazardsperiodic droughts; flooding
Natural Resourcenatural gas, petroleum, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, arable land
Land Usearable land: 38.97%
permanent crops: 3.46%
other: 57.57% (2011)
Climatevaries; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
Irrigated Land2,932 sq km (2004)
Renewable Water Resources286.2 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuessoil degradation; rapid deforestation; urban air and water pollution; desertification; oil pollution - water, air, and soil; has suffered serious damage from oil spills; loss of arable land; rapid urbanization
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesLagos; Kano; Ibadan; Kaduna; Port Harcourt
Important Cities
Geography-notethe Niger enters the country in the northwest and flows southward through tropical rain forests and swamps to its delta in the Gulf of Guinea