Nigeria shares borders with four countries and the Gulf of Guinea. It has a total land area the size of California, Arizona, and Nevada combined. The 2010 World Atlas reports it as the most populous country in the African continent and eighth in the world, with over 158 million people. This multicultural country records over 500 indigenous languages and 250 ethnic groups. The three main ethnic groups are Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo. Nigeria has the largest natural gas reserves in Africa continent and exports the most oil. Figures for 2011 estimate that 70 percent of the country's population live below the poverty line. The World Bank documents a gross domestic product (GDP) growth from 6 percent in 2008 to 8.4 percent in 2010, and that ...

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