Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean.
It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located.
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The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914.
The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms.
She referred to the area as Nigeria, after the Niger River, which dominates much of the country's landscape. More than 250 ethnic tribes call present-day Nigeria home.
The three largest and most dominant ethnic groups are the Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo (pronounced ee-bo).