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ID: 1000182
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000182

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Nigeria (nation)  Nigeria (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 10 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 10.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 008 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Earliest identified culture in region was Nok in the 4th century BCE; part of Songhai Empire frm the 10-16th centuries; Spain and Portugal invaded in the 16th century, other Europeans during the 18-19th centuries; native king ceded Lagos to Britain in 1861; borders and administration changed often during the 19-20th centuries; official language is English, though Hausa, Yoruba, Edo, and Ibo are widely spoken.

Names:
Nigeria (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Nigeria (Spanish-P,U,N)
Federal Republic of Nigeria (C,V,O,English,U,N)
Nigéria (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République fédérale du Nigéria (C,O,French,U,N)
República Federal de Nigeria (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Нигерия (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Федеративная Республика Нигерия (C,O,Russian,U)
尼日利亚 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
尼日利亚联邦共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
ه جَيريا (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً ه جَيريا الاتحاد ةً (C,O,Arabic,U)
NGA (C,O,ISO3L)
NG (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO566 (C,O,ISO3N)
NI00 (C,O,FIPS)
Federation of Nigeria (H,V)  ............ by constitution, 1954
Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria (H,V)  ............ established 1914
Protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria (H,V)  ............ established 1899
Nigerian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Nigeria (nation)  ........  Nigeria (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  established 1963
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
controlled region (H)  ............  British, 1861-1960

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Suleja .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Nigeria, Niger state) [1091831]
historical connection ....  Kotoko Kingdom .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Africa) [8711694]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1960
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
Нигерия..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Федеративная Республика Нигерия..........  [VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
尼日利亚..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
尼日利亚联邦共和国..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
ه جَيريا..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
جُهور ةً ه جَيريا الاتحاد ةً..........  [VP]
...............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 848
Federal Republic of Nigeria..........  [VP]
...............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 848
...............................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 29 July 2013
Federation of Nigeria..........  [VP]
......................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 848
ISO566..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
NGA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 679
NI00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 59
Nigeria..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 673
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 458-459
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 702 ff.
.................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 90
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-68
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 848
Nigéria..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 72
Nigerian..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 27
Protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria..........  [VP]
.............................................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 848
República Federal de Nigeria..........  [VP]
...............................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 21 July 2009
République fédérale du Nigéria..........  [VP]
.....................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 782
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 673
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 458-459
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 702 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 18
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 679; 782; 848
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 59
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 90
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-68
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 72
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 27
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 848
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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