Nigeria – officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic with 36 states and theFederal Capital Territory, Abuja. The land is located in West Africa and is bordered to the south of the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, Niger, located in the north. The coast in the south is the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.The three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Hausa, Igbo andYoruba. In terms of religion in Nigeria is divided about equally between Muslims and Christians with a very small minority, to practice the traditional religion.
The people of Nigeria have a long history. Archaeological evidence shows that human habitation of the area is at least BC to 9000. The area around the River Benue andCross, it is assumed that the original homeland of the Bantu migrants who are about themost central and southern Africa in waves between the 1st Millennium BC to bedistributed. and the second millennium. The name Nigeria was out of the river Niger, which traverses the land taken. This name was Flora Shaw, who later became the wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator in the late 19 Century marked. Since 2002 there has been a wave of clashes in the north between government forces and themilitant group Boko Haram, to establish Sharia investigated.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the seventh largest country in the world,and the most populous country in the world where the majority of the population is black. Itis called “Eleven” economies, Next, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nationsclassified.
Abuja – Capital
Lagos – the largest city (until 1991 the capital was Lagos)
Enugu State: very nice, very African
Calabar: Cameroon on a neat, clean and well organized city near the border. There are many attractions and entertainment venues.
There is a botanical garden, where there is delicious food from the grill, and a very interesting museum of colonial in a well-preserved colonial house, where you can learn a lot about the slave trade – very impressive.
Tinapa is a bit outside, probably the biggest tourist attraction in Nigeria. Tinapa covers the film studios of Nollywood (you can view them too), a water park with slides and wave pool, a shopping center and restaurants on the artificial lagoon. Not to mention the carnival is just after Christmas: A fascinating spectacle that takes place both in the streets as well as in the football stadium. There are shows and lots of music.
The main international airports in Nigeria are the two largest cities of the country:
Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (LOS)
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport is the largest airport in the country and is located approximately 15 km north of the center of Lagos . From Europe, for example, offer the following direct and connecting flights to Lagos to:
Lufthansa directly from Frankfurt am Main
KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Paris, Alitalia via Rome, British Airways via London
Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja (ABV)
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is the airport in the capital Abuja and is located about 25 miles west of downtown.
Lufthansa directly from Frankfurt am Main
KLM via Amsterdam, British Airways via London
including Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Benin and English (Pidgin English), more rarely, French or Italian
First, a tip on the money: The best thing is money from vending machines, because the exchange rates at banks and exchange offices are very bad. In larger cities you will usually have a machine that works. With a Visa card is the greatest opportunity to make money.
For shopping you go to the market. Arts and crafts is quite difficult to find. At the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, there are insanely great oil paintings by African artists and reasonably priced to buy.
It is best to buy at the Wuse Market, the largest market in Abuja one. Fixed rates are not there, you can always trade.
The Nigerian courts are typical of the entire West Africa, as yams, sweet potatoes, plantains and pepper soup are often on the menu here. Specialties such as Suya, grilled liver and beef on skewers and Kilishi, a dried and seasoned meat and Egussi soup, a meat stew with dried fish and melon seeds are among the best cooked local dishes.
A valid yellow fever vaccination and cholera vaccination and inoculation against meningitis (CSM) are known to be required for entry by many African states. Not to mention the malaria prevention (usually Lariam for Nigeria).
In the south it is almost all year round hot, rainy and humid. In the dry north, there is only once a year, from May to September, an uncomfortably humid rainy season.The extremely hot dry season is characterized by the harmattan wind. In the Jos Plateau and the eastern highlands are cooler than the rest of Nigeria. Forkados in the Niger Delta is 380 inches annually with most of the rain. In the north it comes before the rainy season daytime temperatures above 45 degrees! Water must be kept absolutely!
You must prove to the older people always full of respect. It is also considered disrespectful if you jmnd. too long to look into the eyes. eg: When goodbye or hello.
The communication facilities (telephone, fax, e-mail) are frequently disturbed. Mobile phones (GSM standard) can be used, but there are only a few roaming agreements with foreign carriers, with networks such as O2, T-Mobile and E-Plus of Germany.