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CityCodeAirport Name
Abuja ABV     Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Bebi ___ Bebi Airstrip
Benin City BNI Benin Airport
Calabar CBQ Magaret Ekpo International Airport
Enugu ENU Akanu Ibiam International Airport
Ibadan IBA Ibadan Airport
Ilorin ILR Ilorin International
Kaduna KAD Kaduna International
Kano KAN Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport
Lagos LOS Murtala Mohammed International Airport
Maiduguri MIU Maiduguri International Airport
Minna MXJ Minna Airport
Owerri QOW Imo Airport, Sam Mbakwe Airport
Port Harcourt PHC Port Harcourt International Airport
Sokoto SKO Sadiq Abubakar III Int'l
Warri QRW Warri Osubi Airport
Yola YOL Yola Airport

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The primary airports for international flights to Nigeria are at Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Kano, in that order. There are a number of airports in Nigeria. However, not all Nigeria airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest Nigeria airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports. AirGorilla offers flights, hotels, and rental car reservations for Nigeria.

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa and the most populous country on the African continent. Nigeria shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, Niger in the north, and borders the Gulf of Guinea in the south. Since 1991, its capital has been the centrally-located city of Abuja; previously, the Nigerian government was headquartered in Lagos.

Nigeria has a varied landscape. From the Obudu Hills in the southeast through the beaches in the south, the rainforest, the Lagos estuary and savanna in the middle and southwest of the country and the Sahel and the encroaching Sahara in the extreme north. Nigeria's main rivers are the Niger and the Benue which converge and empty into the Niger Delta, one of the world's largest river deltas.

The people of Nigeria have an extensive history, and based on archaeological evidence, human habitation of the area dates back to at least 9000 BC. The Benue-Cross River area is thought to be the original homeland of the Bantu migrants who spread across most of central and southern Africa in waves between the 1st millennium BC and the 2nd millennium AD. However, the Nigerian state came into being on October 1, 1960 when Nigeria declared its independence from the British and at present consists of 36 states and the federal capital territory. Nigeria re-achieved democracy in 1999 after a sixteen-year interruption by a series of military dictators. From 1966 until 1999, Nigeria had been ruled (except the short-lived second republic, 1979-1983) by military dictators who seized power in coups d'etat and counter-coups.

Nigeria is a leading petroleum producer and exporter. It is the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest exporter. Nigeria also has one of the world's largest proven natural gas and petroleum reserves and is a founding member of OPEC. However, due to crumbling infrastructure, ongoing civil strife in the Niger Delta- its main oil producing region- and corruption, oil production and export is not at 100% capacity.

Mineral resources that are present in Nigeria but not yet fully exploited are coal and tin. Other natural resources in the country include iron ore, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, and arable land. Despite huge deposits of these natural resources, the mining industry in Nigeria is almost non-existent. About 60% of Nigerians are employed in the agricultural sector. Agriculture used to be the principal foreign exchange earner of Nigeria. Perhaps, one of the worst undesirable effects of the discovery of oil was the decline of agricultural sector. So tragic was this neglect that Nigeria, which in the 1960s grew 98% of his own food and was a net food exporter, now must import much of the same cash crops it was formerly famous for as the biggest exporter. Agricultural products include groundnuts, palm oil, cocoa, coconut, citrus fruits, maize, millet, cassava, yams and sugar cane. It also has a booming leather and textile industry, with industries located in Kano, Abeokuta, Onitsha, and Lagos.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa but exactly how populous is the subject of speculation. Nigeria has a variety of religions which tend to vary regionally, this situation accentuates regional and ethnic distinctions but has often been seen as a major source of sectarian conflict amongst the population. All religions represented in Nigeria were practiced in every major city in the 1990s. Islam dominates in the north and the South western part of the country with some northern states having incorporated Shari'a law amidst controversy. According to the world CIA Factbook Nigeria is comprised of 50% Muslims, 40% Christians and 10% traditionalist. (airports)

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