Physical map of Nigeria
Information about the geography of NigeriaNigeria is located in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. The terrain of Nigeria is varied: lowlands in the south, mountains in the southeast, central hills and plateaux, and plains in the north.
Chappal Waddi is the country's highest point at 2419 meters above sea level.
The capital city is Abuja. Other important cities are Lagos (former capital), Ibadan, Port Harcourt and Kano. Major rivers are the Niger and Benue which converge and empty into the Niger Delta, one of the world's largest river deltas.