However, there are other countries that are also celebrating their independence today. They include:
It is a small country with the population of less than 15,000 people. The currency of the country is the Tuvaluan Dollar, and it is predominantly a Christian state.
Tuvalu was granted independence by Britain on October 1, 1978. Like in Nigeria, English is the official language of the island.
Cyprus is a Mediterranean island nation in the east. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria, northwest of Lebanon, Israel, and the Gaza Strip, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece, and is the third biggest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. Nicosia is the capital and largest city of Cyprus.
Cyprus' official languages are Greek and Turkish. It has a large percentage of Muslims and Christians. It has a population of about 2,000,000 people in 2018.
Cyprus gained independence from the United Kingdom on October 1, 1960, the same day as Nigeria.
See pictures from Nigeria's Independence Day celebration below.
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