Gulf of Guinea
 Location: Western Africa, in Nigeria
 Climate: varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north
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Port Harcourt
 Population:   242,000 (1993)
 Currency: 1 naira (N) = 100 kobo
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Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state and port town in southern Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River (an eastern distributary of the Niger), 41 miles (66 km) upstream from the Gulf of Guinea. Founded in 1912 in an area traditionally inhabited by the Ijaw people, it serve as a port, named for Lewis Harcourt - the colonial secretary.
Port Harcourt has long been an important merchant port and is today the centre of Nigeria’s oil industry. Its exports include petroleum, coal, tin, palm products, cocoa, and groundnuts. Among the industries of the area are timber processing, car manufacturing, food and tobacco processing, and the manufacture of rubber, glass, metal, and paper products, cement, petroleum products, paint, enamelware, bicycles, furniture, and soap.
Flag of Nigeria    NIGERIA
Population: 103,912,489 (July 1996 est.)
Population growth rate: 3.05% (1996 est.)
Birth rate: 42.89 births/1,000 population (1996 est.)
Death rate: 12.71 deaths/1,000 population (1996 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female
all ages: 1.03 male(s)/female (1996 est.)
Infant mortality rate: 72.4 deaths/1,000 live births (1996 est.)
Total fertility rate: 6.24 children born/woman (1996 est.)
Languages: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani
Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write (1995 est.)
total population: 57.1%
male: 67.3%
female: 47.3%
Religions: Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
Nationality: noun: Nigerian(s)
adjective: Nigerian

Country name: conventional long form: Federal Republic of Nigeria
conventional short form: Nigeria
Data code: NI
Government type: military government; Nigeria has been ruled by one military regime after another since 31 December 1983; on 1 October 1995, the present military government announced it will turn power over to democratically elected civilian authorities in October 1998
National capital: Abuja
note: on 12 December 1991 the capital was officially moved from Lagos to Abuja; many government offices remain in Lagos pending completion of facilities in Abuja
Independence: 1 October 1960 (from UK)
National holiday: Independence Day, 1 October (1960)
Legal system: based on English common law, Islamic law, and tribal law
Suffrage: 21 years of age; universal
Judicial branch: Supreme Court, judges appointed by the Armed Forces Ruling Council; Federal Court of Appeal, judges are appointed by the federal government on the advice of the Advisory Judicial Committee
Flag description: three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and green

GDP: purchasing power parity - $135.9 billion (1995 est.)
GDP - real growth rate: 2.6% (1995 est.)
GDP - per capita: $1,300 (1995 est.)
GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 38%
industry: 22%
services: 40% (1994 est.)
Inflation rate - consumer price index: 57% (1994 est.)
Labor force: 42.844 million
by occupation: agriculture 54%, industry, commerce, and services 19%, government 15%
Unemployment rate: 28% (1992 est.)
Budget: revenues: $2.7 billion
expenditures: $6.4 billion, including capital expenditures of $1.8 billion (1994 est.)
Industries: crude oil, coal, tin, columbite, palm oil, peanuts, cotton, rubber, wood, hides and skins, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food products, footwear, chemicals, fertilizer, printing, ceramics, steel
Industrial production growth rate: NA%
Agriculture - products: cocoa, peanuts, palm oil, rubber, corn, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava (tapioca), yams; cattle, sheep, goats, pigs; fishing and forest resources extensively exploited
Exports: $9.9 billion (f.o.b., 1993)
commodities: oil 98%, cocoa, rubber
partners: US 52%, EC 34%
Imports: $7.5 billion (c.i.f., 1993)
commodities: machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, chemicals, food and animals
partners: EC 50%, US 13%, Japan 7%
Debt - external: $32.5 billion (1993)
Energy Information: Country Analysis Briefs - Nigeria
Telephones: 492,204 (1990 est.)
Telephone system: average system limited by poor maintenance; major expansion in progress
domestic: microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and 20 domestic satellite earth stations carry intercity traffic
international: satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean); 1 coaxial submarine cable
Radio broadcast stations: AM 35, FM 17, shortwave 0
Radios: 20 million (1992 est.)
Televisions: 3.8 million (1992 est.)

Railways: total: 3,557 km (1995)
Highways: total: 112,140 km
Waterways: 8,575 km consisting of the Niger and Benue rivers and smaller rivers and creeks
Pipelines: crude oil 2,042 km; petroleum products 3,000 km; natural gas 500 km
Merchant marine: total: 33 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 387,552 GRT/636,578 DWT
ships by type: bulk 1, cargo 16, chemical tanker 3, oil tanker 12, roll-on/roll-off cargo 1 (1995 est.)
Ports and harbors: Calabar, Lagos, Onne, Port Harcourt, Sapele, Warri

Transnational Issues
Illicit drugs: passenger and cargo air hub for West Africa; facilitates movement of heroin en route from Southeast and Southwest Asia to Western Europe and North America; increasingly a transit route for cocaine from South America intended for West European, East Asian, and North American markets
- Most details quoted from CIA World Factbook

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