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Political Map of Nigeria

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About Nigeria Nigeria shares its international boundaries with the Republic of Benin to the west, Cameroon and Chad to the east, and Niger to the north. Towards the south, Nigeria…


Political Map of Nigeria

About Nigeria

Nigeria shares its international boundaries with the Republic of Benin to the west, Cameroon and Chad to the east, and Niger to the north. Towards the south, Nigeria is bordered by the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.

The official language of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is English. Nigeria is home to an overall population of 170,123,740 (2012 estimate), with an area of 923,768 square kilometers (356,667 square miles). Nigeria is the most populous country on the African continent and the seventh most populous country in the world. Coal, tin, and crude oil are some of the important industrial products and palm oil, rubber, rice, cocoa, millets, and peanuts are the key agricultural products of Nigeria. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

 

Nigeria Political Map

Nigeria is divided into 36 states and one federal capital territory. These political subdivisions are further subcategorized into 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The local government areas are governed by local government councils.

 

The states of Nigeria are as follows:

  • Anambra
  • Abuja (Federal Capital Territory)
  • Akwa Ibom
  • Enugu
  • Abia
  • Adamawa
  • Bayelsa
  • Bauchi
  • Borno
  • Benue
  • Delta
  • Cross River
  • Edo
  • Ebonyi
  • Gombe
  • Ekiti
  • Jigawa
  • Imo
  • Kano
  • Kaduna
  • Kebbi
  • Katsina
  • Kwara
  • Kogi
  • Nasarawa
  • Lagos
  • Ogun
  • Niger
  • Osun
  • Ondo
  • Oyo
  • Rivers
  • Plateau
  • Taraba
  • Sokoto
  • Zamfara
  • Yobe

 

Top Cities

  • Aba
  • Abeokuta
  • Ado-Ekiti
  • Akure
  • Asaba
  • Awka
  • Azare
  • Bauchi
  • Bida
  • Calabar

 

State Population Area(km.) Area(mi.) Capital
Abia 2,833,999 4,857 1,875 Umuahia
Adamawa 3,168,101 37,957 14,655 Yola
Akwa Ibom 3,920,208 6,788 2,621 Uyo
Anambra 4,182,032 4,761 1,838 Awka
Bauchi 4,676,465 48,197 18,609 Bauchi
Bayelsa 1,703,358 9,363 3,615 Yenagoa
Benue 4,219,244 30,755 11,875 Makurdi
Borno 4,151,193 72,767 28,095 Maiduguri
Cross River 2,888,966 22,112 8,537 Calabar
Delta 4,098,391 17,095 6,600 Asaba
Ebonyi 2,173,501 6,342 2,449 Abakaliki
Edo 3,218,332 19,584 7,562 Benin City
Ekiti 2,384,212 5,797 2,238 Ado-Ekiti
Enugu 3,257,298 7,560 2,919 Enugu
Federal Capital Territory 1,405,201 7,569 2,922 Abuja
Gombe 2,353,879 17,428 6,729 Gombe
Imo 3,934,899 5,135 1,982 Owerri
Jigawa 4,348,649 23,415 9,041 Dutse
Kaduna 6,066,562 44,217 17,072 Kaduna
Kano 9,383,682 20,389 7,872 Kano
Katsina 5,792,578 23,822 9,198 Katsina
Kebbi 3,238,628 36,320 14,023 Birnin Kebbi
Kogi 3,278,487 29,063 11,221 Lokoja
Kwara 2,371,089 33,792 13,047 Ilorin
Lagos 9,013,534 3,475 1,342 Ikeja
Nassarawa 1,863,275 26,633 10,283 Lafia
Niger 3,950,249 72,065 27,824 Minna
Ogun 3,728,098 16,850 6,506 Abeokuta
Ondo 3,441,024 15,019 5,799 Akure
Osun 3,423,535 8,585 3,315 Oshogbo
Oyo 5,591,589 27,036 10,438 Ibadan
Plateau 3,178,712 26,539 10,247 Jos
Rivers 5,185,400 10,361 4,000 Port Harcourt
Sokoto 3,696,999 32,146 12,412 Sokoto
Taraba 2,300,736 59,180 22,850 Jalingo
Yobe 2,321,591 44,880 17,328 Damaturu
Zamfara 3,259,846 33,667 12,999 Gusau
Total 140,003,542 911,519 351,938

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