Nigeria

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 37,859,745
1960 45,211,614
1970 56,131,844
1980 73,698,096
1990 95,617,345
2000 122,876,723
2010 159,424,742
2020 206,830,983
2025 233,557,691
2050 398,507,704
2075 586,277,854
2100 752,247,359
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name Federal Republic of Nigeria
Capital Abuja
Region Western Africa
ISO code NG
Statistical agency National Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

codestatecapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1991-11-26
census
population
2006-03-21
census
population
2011
projection
ABAbia StateUmuahia4,902.242,329,4872,845,3803,250,816
ADAdamawa StateYola38,823.312,102,0533,178,9503,667,419
AKAkwa Ibom StateUyo6,772.092,409,6133,902,0514,612,067
ANAnambra StateAwka4,816.212,796,4754,177,8284,796,408
BABauchi StateBauchi49,933.874,351,0074,653,0665,499,737
BYBayelsa StateYenagoa9,415.7601,704,5151,966,426
BNBenue StateMakurdi31,276.712,753,0794,253,6414,931,135
BRBorno StateMaiduguri75,480.912,536,0034,171,1044,930,077
CRCross River StateCalabar21,636.601,911,2792,892,9883,337,517
DLDelta StateAsaba17,239.242,590,4914,112,4454,813,917
EBEbonyi StateAbakaliki6,421.2302,176,9472,499,272
EDEdo StateBenin City19,819.282,172,0053,233,3663,694,087
EKEkiti StateAdo-Ekiti5,887.8902,398,9572,794,575
ENEnugu StateEnugu7,660.173,154,3803,267,8373,788,319
GMGombe StateGombe17,982.0302,365,0402,768,452
IMImo StateOwerri5,182.822,485,6353,927,5634,597,500
JGJigawa StateDutse24,515.622,873,1214,361,0025,031,103
KDKaduna StateKaduna45,711.193,935,6186,113,5037,087,226
KNKano StateKano21,276.875,810,4709,401,28811,058,314
KTKatsina StateKatsina24,971.223,753,1335,801,5846,725,626
KBKebbi StateBirnin Kebbi37,727.972,068,4903,256,5413,793,585
KGKogi StateLokoja29,581.892,147,7563,314,0433,841,884
KWKwara StateIlorin34,467.541,548,4122,365,3532,742,093
LGLagos StateIkeja3,496.455,725,1169,113,60510,668,139
NSNasarawa StateLafia27,271.5001,869,3772,167,120
NGNiger StateMinna74,108.582,421,5633,954,7724,674,381
OGOgun StateAbeokuta16,980.552,333,7263,751,1404,412,299
ONOndo StateAkure15,195.183,784,9023,460,8774,012,105
OSOsun StateOshogbo8,699.842,158,1433,416,9593,999,800
OYOyo StateIbadan28,245.263,452,7205,580,8946,596,392
PLPlateau StateJos27,216.953,318,2573,206,5313,663,428
RVRivers StatePort Harcourt10,432.284,309,5575,198,7166,144,673
SKSokoto StateSokoto33,776.894,470,1763,702,6764,292,416
TRTaraba StateJalingo60,291.821,512,1842,294,8002,647,413
YBYobe StateDamaturu46,909.761,399,6872,321,3392,757,022
ZMZamfara StateGusau35,170.6303,278,8733,838,160
FCAbuja FCTAbuja7,753.85371,6741,406,2392,193,613
 total 937,052.1688,992,218140,431,790164,294,516
source: National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria.
note: numbering of LGA's by geohive; those with an 'x' in front are former LGA's or LGA's now part of another province.
note: Area is 909,890 sq.km. of land area and 13,879 sq.km. of water area.
note: Bayelsa was split off from Rivers; Ebonyi from Abia and Enugu; Ekiti from Ondo; Gombe from Bauchi; Nasarawa from Plateau; and Zamfara from Sokoto.
note: FCT = Federal Capital Territory.
note: Yala LGA in Cross River State had according to the source a population of 1,566,177 in 1991, as that seems a bit much, the number has been adjusted to 156,599 so the total of the LGA's line up with the State's total.

Main cities

namepopulation
1991-11-26
census
population
2006-03-21
census
latitude /
longitude
Lagos5,195,247..6.45/3.42
Kano2,166,554..11.99/8.54
Ibadan1,835,300..7.40/3.90
Kaduna993,642.. 
Benin City762,719.. 
Port Harcourt703,421..4.80/7.00
Maiduguri618,278.. 
Zaria612,257..11.09/7.72
Ilorin532,089..8.49/4.54
Jos510,300..9.93/8.89
Aba500,183.. 
Ogbomosho433,030..8.13/4.24
Enugu407,756.. 
Oyo369,894.. 
Warri363,382.. 
Abeokuta352,735..7.16/3.34
Onitsha350,280.. 
Sokoto329,639.. 
Okene312,775.. 
Calabar310,839.. 
Katsina259,315.. 
Oshogbo250,951..7.77/4.56
Akure239,124.. 
Bauchi206,537.. 
Minna189,191.. 
Ife186,856.. 
Ikorodu184,674.. 
Iseyin170,936.. 
Gombe163,604.. 
Effon-Alaiye158,977.. 
Owo157,181.. 
Ado-Ekiti156,122.. 
Makurdi151,515.. 
Umuahia147,167.. 
Ondo146,051.. 
Ede142,363.. 
Damaturu141,897.. 
Jimeta141,724.. 
Ilesha139,445..7.62/4.74
Ugep134,773.. 
Gusau132,393.. 
Mubi128,900.. 
Sagamu127,513.. 
Iwo125,645.. 
Ijebu-Ode124,313.. 
Nnewi121,065.. 
Owerri119,711.. 
Ikot Ekpene119,402.. 
Ikire111,435.. 
Bida111,245.. 
Sapele109,576.. 
Ise108,136.. 
Abuja107,069776,2989.21/7.17
Okpogho105,127.. 
Suleja105,075.. 
Awka104,682.. 
Ilawe-Ekiti104,049.. 
Ikare103,843.. 
Sango Otta103,332.. 
Gboko101,281.. 
source: National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria.