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7th most populous country on earth

Nigeria is a country located in West Africa with a coast on the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean. The geography ranges from southern coastal swamps to tropical forests, woodlands, grasslands and semi-desert in the north. The government system is a federal republic; the chief of state and head of government is the president. Nigeria has a mixed economic system which includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation. Nigeria is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising of 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.ebels as proxies.