Things to know about Nigeria as it holds most closely contested election for president

March 28, 2015 4:11 PM

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ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria is holding a crucial election which experts say is too close to call. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy.

GEOGRAPHY: Nigeria is twice the size of California, with an area of nearly 360,000 square miles (579,000 square kilometers). It is set on the Gulf of Guinea on West Africa's Atlantic coast and borders Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Its topography ranges from mangrove swamps in the southern Niger D...

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