234 Country Code – Nigeria Phone Code

234 is the country calling code for Nigeria.

Nigeria is a country on the continent of Africa. The capital city of Nigeria is Abuja.

How to Call Nigeria from the UK

To call a telephone number in Nigeria from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Nigeria - 234.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

The following are the area codes for Nigeria’s major cities:

  • Abuja – 9
  • Benin – 52
  • Enugu – 42
  • Ibadan – 2
  • Ilorin – 31
  • Jos – 73
  • Kaduna – 62
  • Kano – 64
  • Lagos – 1
  • Port Harcourt – 84

When contacting a landline number from within Nigeria or from a Nigerian mobile, a 0 prefix with the area code is applied.

When calling from a landline in the same location, do not use the 0 prefix or area code.

When phoning from abroad, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code.

For example, to call a number in Lagos XXXXXXX from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the Nigerian country code (234), the area code (no 0), and the subscriber number, e.g., 00-234-1-XXXXXXX or +234-1-XXXXXXX.
Nigeria Country Code +234 00234
Nigeria Country Code +234 00234

Time Difference

When calling Nigeria from the UK, please note there is a time difference between Nigeria and the UK.

The time right now in Nigeria is . The date is .

The current time in the UK is . The date is .

The time difference between Nigeria and UK (United Kingdom) is 0 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Nigeria is the Nigerian naira (NGN).

The current exchange rates between the Nigerian naira and the British pound (NGN to GBP, GBP to NGN) are:

  • 1 Nigerian naira (NGN) = 0.002 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 517.802 NGN

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Nigeria – Facts and Figures

According to data from the World Bank, the population of Nigeria in recent years is:

  • 2018 - 195,874,740
  • 2017 - 190,873,311
  • 2016 - 185,960,289
  • 2015 - 181,137,448
  • 2014 - 176,404,902
  • 2013 - 171,765,769

Map of Nigeria

The location of Nigeria is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Nigeria
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