Nigeria Map – Africa Map | Google Map of the 36 States & Capital of Nigeria from the Map of Africa

This is Nigerian Map that is in Google Map which comprises of the 36 States and Capital of Nigeria from the Map of Africa.

Nigeria is a country that can be found in the map of Africa and specifically it is located at the west africa region even in google map.

The country Nigeria is made up of 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory which is FCT Abuja.

In this Nigeria Map page, we are going to discuss all the 36 states in the map of Nigeria.

The Map of Nigeria Showing the 36 States

Abia State
Is a state that is made up of 17 local government area, in the South Eastern part of Nigeria, Abia State was created from Imo State in 1991. The state is known for its commercial activities sited in Aba. The capital of Abia state is Umuahia and the state’s slogan is God’s own state.

Capital: Umuahia
Area: 6,320 km˛
Population: 4,222,476 (2005 estimate)
Languages: Igbo
Governor: Okezie Ikpeazu
ISO 3166-2 NG-AB
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 15th

Adamawa State:
Is made up of 21 Local Government Area having a capital territory as Yola. The state is found in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. The slogan of the state is now, “Highest Peak of the nation.”

Capital: Yola
Area:  39,742.12 sq km˛
Population: 3,106,585 (2005 est.)
Number of Languages:  Hausa, Fulfude (58)
Governor: Bindo Umaru Jibrilla, APC
ISO 3166-2: NG-AD
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 21th

Akwa Ibom State
This state is also known as the Land of Promise, Akwa Ibom is located along the coast of the Southern part of Nigeria comprising of 31 local government area. The state is the highest oil and gas producing state in the country.

Capital: Uyo
Area: 6,900 sq Km
Population: 3,920,208 (2006 est.)
Major Languages: Anaang, Ibibio
Governor: Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-AK
Date Created: 23 September 1987
Population Rank: Ranked 9th

Anambra State
Is made up of 21 local government area. It’s also known for its state’s slogan which is: “Light of the Nation”. It is a South eastern state that has it’s capital territory at Awka. The state shares boundary with the likes of Delta, Kogi, Enugu and Rivers State.

Capital: Awka
Area:  4,844 km˛
Population: 7,821,858 (2005 est.)
Number of Languages:  Igbo
Governor: Willie Obiano (APGA)
ISO 3166-2: NG-AN
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank:

Bauchi State
Bauchi State is located in the North eastern part of Nigeria specifically on the northern edge of the Jos Plateau. The capital of the state is Bauchi City an the state’s slogan is Pearl of Tourism. It is made up of 20 local government areas, namely: Bauchi, Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro, Katagum, Alkaleri, Dambam, Giade, Ganjuwa, Darazo, Dass, Ningi, Shira, Gamawa, Itas/Gadau, Jam’are, Kirfi, Toro, Warji, Zaki, Misau

Capital: Bauchi
Area: 49,119 km˛ square
Population: 4,653,066 (2006 est.)
Major Languages: Hausa (60)
Governor: Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-BA
Date Created: 3 February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked 11th

Bayelsa State
Bayelsa is comprises of 8 local government area. And is one of the oil rich states in the country. The capital of Bayelsa is Yenagoa.

Capital: Yenagoa
Area: 21,100 km˛
Population: 2,000,000
Major Languages:  Ijaw, Izon, Nembe, Epie-Atissa, Ogbia
Governor:  Henry Dickson(PDP)
Religion Christianity
Date Created: 1 October 1996
Population Rank: Ranked 35th

Benue State
The capital of Benue is Makurdi. The state is known as the Food Basket of the Nation as many of its indigenes are farmers, and is made up of 23 LGA.

Capital: Makurdi
Area: 34,059 square km
Population: 5,181,642 (2005 est.)
Major Languages: Agatu, Akpa, Idoma, Tiv
Governor: Samuel Ortom (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-BE
Date Created: 13, February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked 7th

Borno State
Borno is known as the Home of Peace but the attacks from the terrorist group; Boko Haram seems to have changed this narrative. The capital of Borno is Maiduguri. It’s made up of 27 L.G.A.

Capital: Maiduguri
Area: 70,898 km˛
Population: 4,588,668 (2005 est.)
Major Languages: Hausa, Fulani
Governor: Kashim Shettima (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-BO
Date Created: 3 February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked 12th

Cross River State
Known for tourist centres like the Obudu hills and events like the Calabar Christmas Carnival, Cross River is one of the most interesting states to visit in Nigeria because of the fact that is made up of 18 L.G.A.

Capital: Calabar
Area: 20,156 km˛
Population: 3,104,446 (2005 est.)
Language: Efik
Governor: Benedict Ayade (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-CR
Date Created: 27 May 1967
Population Rank: Ranked 28t

The slogan of the state is People’s Paradise and the capital of the state is Calabar. Calabar is touted to be the neatest in the country

Delta State
The slogan of Delta State is Finger of God and its capital is Asaba. One of the most popular cities in Nigeria, Warri is located in Delta State.

Capital: Asaba
Area: 17,698 km2
polation: 6,710,214 (2005 est.)
Languages: Igbo, Igala, Isekiri, Izon, and Urhobo
Governor: Ifeanyi Okowa (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-DE
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 9th

Ebonyi State
The capital of Ebonyi is Abakaliki and the state’s slogan is the salt of the Nation. It was one of the six states created in 1996. Ebonyi was created from Abia and Enugu.

Capital: Abakaliki
Area: 5,533 km2
Population: 1,739,136 (2005 est.)
Languages: Igbo
Governor: Dave Umahi (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-EB
Date Created: 1 October 1996
Population Rank: Ranked 34

Edo State
Edo State is known as the Heart Beat of the Nation. The capital of the state is Benin City. Benin has a history as been one of the destinations of the Europeans many centuries ago.

Capital: Benin
Area: 17,802 km˛
Population: 3,497,502 (2005 est.)
Language: Edo
Governor: Adams Oshiomhole (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-ED
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 27th

Ekiti State
Ekiti State is located in South Western Nigeria. The capital of the state is Ado Ekiti. The state is reputed to be one of the states with the highest number of professors. The state was formed from Ondo State in 1996. The State has 16 local Councils which include Edo-Ekiti-East, Ekiti Southwest, Ekiti West, Ikere, Irepodun, Ijero, Oye, Ikole, Efon, Moba etc. And its major towns include Ado-Ekiti, Efon Alaaye, Aramoko-Ekiti, Ikole Ekiti, Iyin-Ekiti etc.

Capital: Ado-Ekiti
Area: 6,353 km2
Population: 2,384,212 (2006 est.)
Languages:  Yoruba
Governor: Ayo Fayose (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-EK
Date Created: 1 October 1996
Population Rank: Ranked 29th

Enugu State

Enugu State has a total of (17) seventeen local government areas. These are Enugu South, Igbo-Eze South, Enugu North, Nkanu, Udi Agwu, Oji-River, Ezeagu, IgboEze North, Isi-Uzo, Nsukka, Igbo-Ekiti, Uzo-Uwani, Enugu East, Aninri, Nkanu East and Udenu.
And the State was known for its coal mines many years ago and this is the origin of the state’s slogan, “the Coal City”. The state is located in the South eastern part of the country

Capital: ENUGU
Area: 7,161 km˛
Population: 4,267,837 km sq (2006 est.)
Language: Igbo
Governor:  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-EN
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: 22nd

Gombe State

Capital: Gombe
Area: 20,265 sq km˛
Population: 2,857,042 (2005 est.)
Language:  Hausa
Governor: Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-GO
Date Created: 1 October 1996
Population Rank: Ranked 33rd

The state has a slogan which is; Jewel in the Savannah. Gombe State is located in the North Eastern part of the country and it was formed from Bauchi State in 1996.

Imo State
Formerly called the Land of Hope, Imo State’s new slogan is Eastern heartland. The largest city in the state, Owerri is also the capital city.

Capital Owerri
Area  5,530 sq km
Population 3,934,899 (2006 est.)
Language  Igbo
Governor Emeka Ihedioha
Religion Christianity
Date Created February 3, 1976
Population Rank 13th

Jigawa State

Capital: Dutse
Area: 23,154 km˛square
Population: 4,988,888 (2005 est.)
Major Languages: Hausa
Governor: Badaru Abubakar (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-JI
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 8th

The capital of Jigawa is Dutse and the state’s slogan is the New World. It is located in the North western part of Nigeria and it shares boundaries with the likes of Kano, Katsina, Bauchi and Yobe.

Kaduna State
Known as the Centre of Learning, Kaduna State is also located in the North western part of Nigeria.

Capital: Kaduna
Area: 46,053 km
Population: 6,006,562 (2006 est.)
Language:  Hausa,  Gbari
Governor: Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-KD
Date Created: 27 May 1967
Population Rank: 3rd

Kano State

Capital: Kano
Area: 20,760 sq km
Population: 9,383,682
Major Languages: Hausa
Governor: Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-KN
Date Created: 27 May 1967
Population Rank: Ranked 2nd

Kano State was created from the Northern Region in 1967, it is known as the Centre of Commerce as the state is a major producer of hides and skins, sesame, soybean, cotton, garlic, gum arabic and chili pepper.

Katsina State

Capital: Katsina
Area: 24,192 km˛square
Population: 6,483,429 (2005 est.)
Language:  Hausa
Governor: Aminu Bello Masari (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-KT
Date Created: 23 September 1987
Population Rank: Ranked 5th

Located in North Western Nigeria, Katsina was created from Kaduna State in 1987. The state is known as the State of Hospitality and its capital is Katsina.

Kebbi State
The capital of Kebbi State is Birnin Kebbi, the state is known as the Land of Equity.

Capital: Birnin-Kebbi
Area: 36,800 km˛square
Population: 3,630,931 (2005 est.)
Major Languages:  Hausa
Governor: Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-KE
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 22nd

Kogi State
Known as the Confluence State as it is the state where the popular River Niger and Benue meet. The two rivers meet at the state capital in Lokoja.

Capital: Lokoja
Area:  29,833 km˛
Population: 3,595,789 (2005 est.)
Language: Yoruba, Nupe, Ebira
Governor: Idris Wada (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-KO
Date Created: 17th August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 24th

Kwara State

Capital: Ilorin
Area: 36,825 km
Population: 2,591,555 (2005 est.)
Major Languages: Ebira, Nupe and Yoruba
Governor: Abdulfatah Ahmed (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-KW
Date Created: 27th May 1967
Population Rank: Ranked 31st

Kwara State is also known as the state of Harmony. The state is located in the region commonly referred to as the Middle Belt. The capital of Kwara State is Ilorin.

Lagos State
Lagos State is a major economic centre in Nigeria. It is also the most populous state in the country with over 20 million residents. The capital of Lagos State is Ikeja.

Capital: Ikeja
Area: 3,577 sq kilometres
Population: 9.019,534
Language: Yoruba
Governor: Akinwunmi Ambode (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-LA
Date Created: 27 May 1967
Population Rank: Ranked 2nd

Nasarawa State
The capital of Nasarawa State is Lafia. The state is known as the home of Solid Minerals. Nasarawa State shares boundaries with Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Capital: Lafia
Area: 27,117 km˛
Population: 2,040,097(2005 est.)
Language: hausa
Governor: Umaru Tanko Al-Makura (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-NA
Date Created: 1 October 1996
Population Rank: Ranked 34th

Niger State
Also known as the Power State as the popular Kainji Dam is located in this state. The capital of Niger State is Minna.

Capital: Minna
Area: 76,363 km
Population: 4,082,558 (2005 est.)
Language: hausa
Governor: Abubakar Sani Bello (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-NI
Date Created: 3 February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked 18th

Ogun State
The capital of Ogun State is Abeokuta and the popular Olumo rock is located in the capital city. The state is also known as the Gateway State.

Capital: Abeokuta
Area: 16,980.55 km2
Population: 3,751,140 (2006 est.)
Major Languages:  Yoruba
Governor: Ibikunle Oyelaja Amosun (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-OG
Date Created: 3 February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked 24th

Ondo State
Located in South West, Nigeria, Ondo State is also known as the Sunshine State. The capital of Ondo State is     Akure

Capital: Akure
Area: 15,500 sq km
Population: 3,011,407 (2005 est.)
Language:  Yoruba
Governor: Olusegun Mimiko (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-ON
Date Created: 3 February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked 20th

Osun State
Osun State is another South Western State, it is known as the Land of Virtue and the capital of the state is Oshogbo.

Capital: Osogbo
Area: 9,251 km2
Population: 34,137,627 (2005 est.)
Language:  Yoruba
Governor: Rauf Aregbesola (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-OS
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 17th

Oyo State
The capital of Oyo State is Ibadan, the largest city in West Africa. Oyo State is known as the pace setter state.

Capital: Ibadan
Area: 28,454 km2
Population: 6,617,720 (2007 est.)
Major Languages :  Yoruba
Governor: Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-OY
Date Created: 3 February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked N/A

Plateau State
Plateau State is located at the centre of country. The capital of the sate is Jos. The state’s slogan is Home of peace and tourism.

Capital: Jos
Area: 30,913 sq kilometres
Population: 3,178,712 (2006 est.)
Language(s): Hausa, Birom, Ngas, Taroh, Anaguta, Afezere, Ron-Kulere, Mwagavul, Gumai, Bassa
Governor: Simon Lalong (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-PL
Date Created: 3 February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked 26th

Rivers State

Rivers State is one of the oil producing states in the country. It is known as the Treasure base of the Nation and the capital of the state is Port Harcourt.

Capital: Port Harcourt
Area: 1,077 km˛square
Population: 6,689,087 (2005 est.)
Language:  Ikwerre, Ijaw, Kana, Gokana…
Governor: Ezenwo Nyesom Wike (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-RI
Date Created: 27 May 1967
Population Rank: N/A

Sokoto State
Sokoto State is the Seat of the Caliphate. It is located in the Northern part of the country.

Capital: Sokoto
Area: 25,973 km˛ square
Population: 4,244,399 (1997 FOS est.)
Language: Hausa
Governor: Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-SO
Date Created: 3 February 1976
Population Rank: Ranked 14th

Taraba State
The capital of Taraba is Jalingo. It is located in the region called the Middle Belt.

Capital: Jalingo
Area: 54,473 km2
Population: 2,688,944 (2005 est.)
Language: Hausa
Governor: Mr. Darius Ishaku (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-TA
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 30th

Yobe State
Also known as the Pride of the Sahel, Yobe State was carved out of Borno in 1991.

Capital: Damaturu
Area:  45,502 km˛
Population: 2,757,000 (2011 est.)
Language: Hausa
Governor: Ibrahim Geidam (APC)
ISO 3166-2: NG-YO
Date Created: 27 August 1991
Population Rank: Ranked 32nd

Zamfara State
Located in North West, Nigeria, Zamfara was formed from Sokoto State in 1996.

Capital: Gusau
Area: 39,762 km˛
Population: 3,838,160 (2011 est.)
Language: Hausa
Governor: Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari (APC)
ISO 3166-2:  NG-ZA
Date Created: 1 October 1996
Population Rank: Ranked 23rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Area 30,370,000 km2 (11,730,000 sq mi)
Population 1,225,080,510
Population density 36.4/km2 (94/sq mi)
GDP (nominal) $2.33 trillion (2018; 5th)
GDP (PPP) $6.74 trillion (2018; 5th)
GDP per capita $1,890 (2018; 6th)
Demonym African
Countries 54 (and 2 disputed)
Dependencies
Languages 1250–3000 native languages
Time zones UTC-1 to UTC+4
Largest cities Largest Urban Areas:

  • Lagos
  • Cairo
  • Kinshasa
  • Johannesburg
  • Abuja
  • Khartoum
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Alexandria
  • Abidjan
  • Algiers
  • Kano
  • Casablanca
  • Ibadan
  • Nairobi
  • Addis Ababa
  • Accra

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