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[FACTUAL] Size Of Nigeria Compared To New York

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Location of New york on the world map

New York is a state in east coast of the United State of America. It has longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates of 40.7128° N, 74.0060° W.

Location of New york on the world map

New York is bounded by six other US states to include:

  • New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont on its eastern border.
  • To the north, it is bordered by the Quebec and Ontario provinces of Canada.
  • New York State is bounded to west by Lake Erie.

Location of Nigeria on the world map

Nigeria is a West African country with longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates; 9.0820° N, 8.6753° E. It is bounded on its western axis by Benin Republic. To the east, it is bounded by Cameroun.

Map of nigeria

Map of Nigeria

Nigeria shares its northern border with the North African country of Niger Republic while to the north-east; it has Chad as its neighbor. To its southern border, there is the Atlantic Ocean that covers up the entire coastal line.

Side by side comparison of New york and Nigeria drawn to scale

Side by side comparison of New york and Nigeria drawn to scale

New York (L) and Nigeria (R)

Super imposing of New york and Nigeria maps (Is New york is the same size of Nigeria?)

Side by side comparison of New york and Nigeria drawn to scale

New York state has a size of 141,300 km² while Nigeria measures 923,768 km² in size. This makes Nigeria 6.5 times bigger than the size of the state of New York.

Population demographics of Nigeria as compared to New York

By the last count in 2019, New York has a population of 8.419 million. Nigeria on the other has a population of 206.1 million people according to a 2020 statistics.

GDP comparison of both places

New York GDP is currently measured at 1.751 trillion USD while Nigeria has a GDP of 432.3 billion USD

Unique things they both share together

The state of New York and Nigeria are different in many ways. Yet, both places share some things in common. We are going to discuss those unique similarities between Nigeria and New York below.

Cultural diversity

While New York is a state in the USA, Nigeria is a fully-fledged country. Nonetheless, the state of Nigeria has some elaborate features that make it not only comparable but competitive with many countries around the world. With Nigeria being a focal point, cultural diversity is one striking similarity it shares with the state of New York.

Nigeria as a country is made up of 250 ethnic groups. These include Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba which are the three dominant ones. Some other minorities are Bini, Ijaw, Tiv, Efik, Ibibio, and Fulani, etc. New York subsequently is home to different races and ethnicities that made their ways over to its iconic Riker’s Island since the early 1900s. These include Jews, Irish, Euro-Italians, and Greeks.

New York State also has a great number of Black and Latino racial make-ups.


Nigeria plays hosts to Lagos: one of the most populous and prominent cities in Nigeria and Africa. New York State also has New York City, one of the busiest and most prominent cities in the USA and the world. Both cities are the central business districts for both New York state and Nigeria consecutively.


New York State experiences all four main seasons in the US: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  Spring begins somewhere around February and elapses in the month of May. The Summer season starts around May and lasts till September. Autumn season is around October and November just before chilly winters which starts around late and ends in February.

Nigeria has two main seasons: Rainy season and Dry season. Both places have commonalities in temperature change between the months February and May. This period usually have longer days and trees and flowers begin to bloom again. Between the months of May and September, both places experience tropical weathers of heavy sunshine and rainfalls. The months of December and January are the coldest in New York and Nigeria.


  • Abbey

    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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