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Naira (NGN) is the currency in Nigeria

Facts about Naira

  • Country:
    Nigeria
  • Currency:
    Naira
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    NGN
  • Short for the currency:
  • Currency subunits:
    100 kobo

The Nigerian naira was introduced in 1973 replacing the Nigerian pound. The currency is issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria in 3 coins and 8 banknotes ranging from 50 kobo to 1000 naira in values.

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Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. It is located next to the Gulf of Guinea with borders to Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Tchad. The economy is centered around oil which accounts for 95% of income from export.

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