|Rank (2006)||State||Population (2016)|
|• Total||1,204 km2 (465 sq mi)|
The earliest known cities of Africa emerged around the Nile Valley. Alexandria was founded in Egypt in 331 BC and is famous for the lighthouse Pharos, for a legendary library, and for the martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria.
The modern state originated with British colonialization in the 19th century, taking its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914 by Lord Lugard.
the Royal Niger Company
Following the revoking of its charter, the Royal Niger Company sold its holdings to the British government for £865,000 (£108 million today). That amount, £46,407,250 (NGN 50,386,455,032,400, at today’s exchange rate) was effectively the price Britain paid, to buy the territory which was to become known as Nigeria.Jul 26, 2019
29 years (November 21, 1992)
|Adopted||1 October 1960|
|Design||A vertical bicolour triband of green, white and green|
|Designed by||Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi|
Formal Name: Federal Republic of Nigeria. Short Form: Nigeria.
Bernard Bourdillon the Governor-general at that time initiated and laid the foundation of federalism in Nigeria in 1939 by creating three provinces. He later handed over the constitution to his successor Arthur Richards and it became the Richards Constitution of 1946.
Despite being the smallest state in the country, Lagos has the highest population at over 20 million inhabitants. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about Lagos.
Takoradi. Lagos remains one of the biggest cities in Africa, followed closely by Cairo. According to The United States estimates as at 2017, the population of Ghana is 29.8 million, while that of Lagos is 17 million.
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