Nigeria is located on the western coast of Africa. It is a federal republic with 36 states. English is the official language. Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa. It is a founding member of the African Union and a member of the United Nations. The country hosts the second-largest stock exchange in Africa. Nigeria has a flourishing film industry known as Nollywood that is one of the largest film producers in the world, after Bollywood. Nigeria has beautiful coastlines and modernized metropolitan centers.