NIGERIA: States & Cities Federal Republic of Nigeria

All population figures for Nigeria show high error rates. The census results are disputed.

States

The population of the states of Nigeria according to census results and latest population projections.

Name Abbr. Status Area
A (km²)
Population
Census (Cp)
1991-11-26
Population
Census (Cf)
2006-03-21
Population
Projection (P)
2011-03-21
Nigeria NGA 923,768 88,992,220 140,431,790 164,728,600
Abia AB FSt 6,320 2,338,487 2,845,380 3,256,600
Adamawa AD FSt 36,917 2,102,053 3,178,950 3,675,000
Akwa Ibom AK FSt 7,081 2,409,613 3,902,051 4,625,100
Anambra AN FSt 4,844 2,796,475 4,177,828 4,805,600
Bauchi BA FSt 45,837 2,861,887 4,653,066 5,515,300
Bayelsa BY FSt 10,773 1,121,693 1,704,515 1,970,500
Benue BE FSt 34,059 2,753,077 4,253,641 4,942,100
Borno BO FSt 70,898 2,536,003 4,171,104 4,944,000
Cross River CR FSt 20,156 1,911,297 2,892,988 3,344,400
Delta DE FSt 17,698 2,590,491 4,112,445 4,826,000
Ebonyi EB FSt 5,670 1,029,312 2,176,947 2,504,100
Edo ED FSt 17,802 2,172,005 3,233,366 3,700,700
Ekiti EK FSt 6,353 1,535,790 2,398,957 2,801,200
Enugu EN FSt 7,161 2,125,068 3,267,837 3,796,700
Federal Capital Territory FC FDist 7,315 371,674 1,406,239 2,238,800
Gombe GO FSt 18,768 1,489,120 2,365,040 2,775,400
Imo IM FSt 5,530 2,485,635 3,927,563 4,609,000
Jigawa JI FSt 23,154 2,875,525 4,361,002 5,041,500
Kaduna KD FSt 46,053 3,935,618 6,113,503 7,102,900
Kano KN FSt 20,131 5,810,470 9,401,288 11,087,800
Katsina KT FSt 24,192 3,753,133 5,801,584 6,740,500
Kebbi KE FSt 36,800 2,068,490 3,256,541 3,802,500
Kogi KO FSt 29,833 2,147,756 3,314,043 3,850,400
Kwara KW FSt 36,825 1,548,412 2,365,353 2,748,100
Lagos LA FSt 3,345 5,725,116 9,113,605 10,694,900
Nasarawa NA FSt 27,117 1,207,876 1,869,377 2,171,900
Niger NI FSt 76,363 2,421,581 3,954,772 4,687,600
Ogun OG FSt 16,762 2,333,726 3,751,140 4,424,100
Ondo ON FSt 14,606 2,249,548 3,460,877 4,021,000
Osun OS FSt 9,251 2,158,143 3,416,959 4,009,800
Oyo OY FSt 28,454 3,452,720 5,580,894 6,615,100
Plateau PL FSt 30,913 2,104,536 3,206,531 3,670,000
Rivers RI FSt 11,077 3,187,844 5,198,716 6,162,100
Sokoto SO FSt 25,973 2,418,585 3,702,676 4,301,900
Taraba TA FSt 54,473 1,512,163 2,294,800 2,652,900
Yobe YO FSt 45,502 1,399,687 2,321,339 2,765,300
Zamfara ZA FSt 39,762 2,051,591 3,278,873 3,847,800
  • The estimated undercount of the 1991 census is about 25 million. According to the Lagos Bureau of Statistics, the 2006 and 2011 population of Lagos State was 17.5 mio and 20.5 mio, respectively.
  • National Population Commission of Nigeria / National Bureau of Statistics (web).

Major Cities

Name Adm. Population
Census (Cp)
1991-11-26
1 Lagos LA 5,195,247
2 Kano KN 2,166,554
3 Ibadan OY 1,835,300
4 Kaduna KD 993,642
5 Benin City ED 762,719
6 Port Harcourt RI 703,421
7 Maiduguri BO 618,278
8 Zaria KD 612,257
9 Ilorin KW 532,089
10 Jos PL 510,300
11 Aba AB 500,183

Cities & Urban Settlements

The population of Nigerian cities and urban settlements with more than 40,000 inhabitants according to the 1991 census.

More recent population figures are not available for urban areas. More up-to-date figures are given on »City Population« for agglomerations and local government areas.

Name Adm. Population
Census (Cp)
1991-11-26
Aba AB 500,183
Abakaliki EB 83,651
Abeokuta OG 352,735
Abonnema RI 41,972
Abuja FC 107,069
Ado Ekiti EK 156,122
Afikpo EB 44,823
Agbor DE 45,820
Agulu AN 49,310
Aku EN 45,985
Akure ON 239,124
Amaigbo AB 70,756
Ankpa KO 40,249
Asaba DE 49,725
Auchi ED 42,610
Awka AN 104,682
Azare BA 69,035
Bama BO 65,437
Bauchi BA 206,537
Bende AB 44,248
Benin City ED 762,719
Bida NI 111,245
Birnin Kebbi KE 63,147
Biu BO 52,629
Buguma RI 82,865
Calabar CR 310,839
Damaturu YO 141,897
Daura KT 46,954
Dutse JI
Ede OS 142,363
Effium EB 54,229
Effon Alaiye EK 158,977
Eha Amufu EN 44,136
Ejigbo OS 69,366
Ekpoma ED 40,382
Enugu EN 407,756
Enugu Ukwu AN 42,925
Epe LA 49,909
Etiti IM 41,038
Ezza Inyimagu EB 42,045
Funtua KT 82,072
Gamboru BO 46,904
Gashua YO 69,719
Gboko BE 101,281
Gbongan OS 69,931
Gombe GO 163,604
Gusau ZA 132,393
Hadejia JI 65,966
Ibadan OY 1,835,300
Idah KO 44,828
Ife OS 186,856
Ifo OG 52,448
Ifon OS 62,817
Igboho OY 68,566
Igbo Ora OY 46,479
Igbo Ukwu AN 46,943
Ihiala AN 51,959
Ijebu Igbo OG 64,924
Ijebu Ode OG 124,313
Ijero EK 95,365
Ikare ON 103,843
Ikeja LA Lagos
Ikerre EK 58,612
Ikire OS 111,435
Ikirun OS 76,565
Ikom CR 53,226
Ikorodu LA 184,674
Ikot Ekpene AK 119,402
Ila Orangun OS 89,861
Ilawe Ekiti EK 104,049
Ilesha OS 139,445
Ilobu OS 59,196
Ilorin KW 532,089
Inisa OS 82,314
Ise EK 108,136
Iseyin OY 170,936
Ishieke EB 56,129
Iwo OS 125,645
Jalingo TA 67,226
Jimeta AD 141,724
Jos PL 510,300
Kaduna KD 993,642
Kafanchan KD 49,906
Kagoro KD 48,329
Kano KN 2,166,554
Katsina KT 259,315
Kaura Namoda ZA 40,677
Keffi NA 53,597
Kishi OY 77,972
Kontagora NI 63,994
Kuroko KO 45,892
Lafia NA 79,387
Lagos LA 5,195,247
Lokoja KO
Maiduguri BO 618,278
Makurdi BE 151,515
Malumfashi KT 42,415
Minna NI 189,191
Modakeke OS 59,918
Mubi AD 128,900
Nguru YO 61,511
Nkpor AN 64,733
Nnewi AN 121,065
Nsukka EN 69,230
Numan AD 44,308
Obosi AN 85,250
Offa KW 74,326
Ogaminan KO 55,054
Ogbomosho OY 433,030
Ohafia AB 40,767
Oka Akoko ON 44,309
Okene KO 312,775
Okigwi IM 64,280
Okitipupa ON 42,064
Okpogho AN 105,127
Okrika RI 81,558
Ondo ON 146,051
Onitsha AN 350,280
Oron AK 52,442
Oshogbo OS 250,951
Otukpo BE 83,218
Owerri IM 119,711
Owo ON 157,181
Oyo OY 369,894
Ozubulu AN 46,062
Port Harcourt RI 703,421
Sagamu OG 127,513
Sango Otta OG 103,332
Sapele DE 109,576
Shaki OY 89,595
Sokoto SO 329,639
Suleja NI 105,075
Uga AN 40,048
Ugep CR 134,773
Ughelli DE 54,206
Umuahia AB 147,167
Uromi ED 73,569
Uyo AK 58,369
Warri DE 363,382
Wukari TA 53,050
Yenagoa BY
Yola AD 54,810
Zaria KD 612,257

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