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Cambodia is divided into 3 municipalities [Keb, Penh and Preah Seihanu (Sihanoukville)] and 20 provinces; Banteay Mean Cheay, Batdambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Spoe, Kampong Thum, Kampot, Kandal, Kaoh Kong, Krachen, Mondol Kiri, Otdar Mean Cheay, Pouthisat, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Rotanah Kiri, Siem Reab, Stoeng Treng, Svay Rieng, and Takev. However, most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Cambodia became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953.
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Beside Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), there are 36 states in the country of Nigeria:
  
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*[[Abuja FCT, Nigeria]]
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*[[Abia State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Anambra State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Adamawa State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Bauchi State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Bayelsa State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Benue State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Borno State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Cross River State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Delta State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ebonyi State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Edo State, Nigeria]]
  
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*[[Ekiti State, Nigeria]]
*http://www.camnet.com.kh/archives.cambodia/English/welcome.htm
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*[[Enugu State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Gombe State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Imo State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Jigawa State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kaduna State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Kano State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Katsina State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Nasarawa State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Niger State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ogun State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Ondo State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Oyo State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Plateau State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Rivers State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Sokoto State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Taraba State, Nigeria]]
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*[[Zamfara State, Nigeria]]
  
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*[http://www.onlinenigeria.com/map.gif Ethnic distribution of groups in Nigeria] (retrieved 13 April 2010)
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*[http://www.nigeria.gov.ng/nigeria/images/interactive_map.swf Interactive Map of Nigeria]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Nigeria List of Cities in Nigeria at Wikipedia]
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[[Image:Cemetery near Ijebu Ode.jpg|thumb|left|Cemetery near Ijebu Ode.jpg]] The cemeteries found in cities are typically for those who were immigrants to Nigeria. The native custom is to be buried on your own property, either a piece of land that is purchased or somewhere within the village where a person was born or raised. Consequently, a native Nigerian would be buried in a common cemetery if they died without owning their own property, or if they were not living near their own village of birth. The information found on the headstones in the cemeteries of Nigeria can give details about birth, death, children's names and name of spouse. In addition, the headstone might contain information about the person's immigration to Nigeria. The most effective way for native Nigerians to obtain information about their ancestors is to visit the living members in the village where their father and mother were born and raised.
  
 
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One developing industry in Nigeria is the movie industry, called Nollywood. Complete with producers, directors, writers, actors and actresses, the films they produce "tell stories" - their own stories of life, culture, and home. See the following websites for more information about this emerging industry:
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Nigeria%7C Wikipedia article, "Cinema of Nigeria"]
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*[http://www.thisisnollywood.com/%7C This is Nollywood: Africian Storytelling Goes Digital]
  
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Nigeria has a tropical climate with two seasons. A wet season form April to October and a dry season from November to March with the wettest month June. Average annual precipitation varies from 1,770 mm (70 inches) in the west to 4,310 mm (170 inches) along the east coast, and to 470 mm (50 inches) in the central areas. [http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/nigeria.htm Read more...]
 
 
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Getting started with Nigeria research

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Jurisdictions

Beside Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), there are 36 states in the country of Nigeria:

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Cemetery near Ijebu Ode.jpg
The cemeteries found in cities are typically for those who were immigrants to Nigeria. The native custom is to be buried on your own property, either a piece of land that is purchased or somewhere within the village where a person was born or raised. Consequently, a native Nigerian would be buried in a common cemetery if they died without owning their own property, or if they were not living near their own village of birth. The information found on the headstones in the cemeteries of Nigeria can give details about birth, death, children's names and name of spouse. In addition, the headstone might contain information about the person's immigration to Nigeria. The most effective way for native Nigerians to obtain information about their ancestors is to visit the living members in the village where their father and mother were born and raised.

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One developing industry in Nigeria is the movie industry, called Nollywood. Complete with producers, directors, writers, actors and actresses, the films they produce "tell stories" - their own stories of life, culture, and home. See the following websites for more information about this emerging industry:

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