Where Is Nigeria Located?

Nigeria is located on the western coast of the continent of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. Situated in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres, the absolute location of Nigeria is approximately between 5 and 13 degrees north latitude and 3 and 14 degrees east longitude.

As far as relative location, Nigeria shares a border with the nations of Benin to the west, Niger to the north, Chad to the northeast and east, and Cameroon to the east and southeast. Containing approximately 356,700 square miles, as of 2014 Nigeria is a highly populated country with an emerging economy, largely based on the production and exporting of petroleum.