Major Land And Water Features Of Nigeria

Nigeria Nigeria is a realm in West Africa. Its seaboard runs for approx 530miles through its neighboring borders with Benin to the west and Cameron to the south.

The country’s geographic match up’s are between latitudes 4degree north and 14 degrees north and between longitudes 3degree east and 15 degree east. The surface area of the country is estimated to be around 923,800 sq. km and it is also the second most populous country comprising of over 1 billion people.

It is also known for comprising of the third longest river, the one and only source of water to the Nigerian natives. It is also covered with stunning mountains and the main site of attraction is the longest cable car which connects the Obudu Mountain Resort with the base of the beautiful mountains!

An Analysis On the Nigerian Climate

The Nigerian climate is predisposed by the monsoons originating from the South Atlantic Ocean to land seasonal wind. Its warmth and massive moisture gives it a strong inclination to come and form plentiful rainfall, which may be a consequence of the condensation of water vapor rising in the air.

Nigerian Climate

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Here, rain falls in halves. The beginning of the rainy season establishes the beginning of March and it stays till the end of July. When it completes this cycle, it bids the Nigerians a small good bye for two to three weeks in august. But, the rains make their way back again with the Short Rainy Season from early September to mid October.

But now, when the rain goes it does not show a single drop until it is March. So, as a result, the best time to visit such a place is none other than the August break. The weather over there at that point of time is the best.

The Land and Water Bodies of Nigeria

Nigeria is the home for various relief features like lowlands, plateaus, the north central and eastern highlands and its shoreline. This whole land is structured of the physiographic features such as metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks. These rocks help in the upbringing of basement complex formations and areas of lowland in basis of sedimentation of tertiary rocks.

There are 3 main types of drainage system there, the North central plateau, the Eastern and north eastern highlands and the western uplands. It is also covered with three types of vegetation namely forests, savannahs and montane land.

Niger delta

Nigeria’s land is used for various purposes such as extracting petroleum, tin, columbite, iron ore, coal, limestone etc. as earlier mentioned the Niger is the most important river for Nigeria.

13lakes cover and make a delta. At the Niger delta, the freshwater river meets with the saline Atlantic Ocean which creates ideal conditions for mangrove swamps.

Thus, the last thing to say is that you must visit the wondrous nation to enjoy the wonderful breathtaking contours  and if you are a traveler looking for an exotic African experience or adventure, then this is just the perfect place to land up on your vacation.



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