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Capital
Abuja
Official language
English
Population (2016 est.)
186.0m
Population growth (2016 est.), %
2.44
Median age (2016 est.), years
18.3
Urbanization rate (2010 - 2015), % p.a.
4.66
Urban population (2015), % of total
47.8
Rural population (2015), % of total
52
Population density (2015), per km2
200
HDI (2014)
152 of 188
National Currency
Naira, NGN
Exchange rate (April 2017), USD
1 USD = 305.75 NGN
GDP (2015), USD million current
481,066
GDP growth (2016), %
-1.51
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
3.7
GNI per capita (2015), PPP current intl USD
5,810
Inflation (Dec. 2016), % y-o-y
18.55
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
8.4
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2015), BOP current USD millions
3,129
Net official development assistance (2014), current USD millions
2,476
Budget deficit (2016), % of GDP
2.4
Ease of Doing Business (2016), rank of 190
169
TI Corruption Index (2016), rank of 176
136
Installed Generation Capacity (2016), MW
12,500
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (2016), % of total installed capacity
87.5
Hydro Capacity (2015), % of total installed capacity
12.5
Other RE Capacity (2015), % of total installed capacity
~0
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2015)
~0
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2015)
~20
Net electricity imports (2012), %
7.6
Electrification rate, total (2014) %
45
Electrification rate, urban (2014) %
55
Electrification rate, rural (2014) %
36
Peak demand (2015), MW
~12,500
Per capita electricity consumption (2016), kWh
150