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States in Nigeria


Nigeria is located in the west Africa sub-region and currently has 36 states and one federal capital territory (Abuja). We've only listed the current states and their respective population estimates. Click on any of the states for more details.

  States  

Population Estimates

1 Abia State   2,800,909
2 Adamawa State   3,168,101
3 Akwa Ibom State   3,920,208
4 Anambra State  

4,182,032

5 Bauchi State   4,676,465
6 Bayelsa State   1,703,358
7 Benue State   4,219,244
8 Borno State   4,151,193
9 Cross River State   2,888,966
10 Delta State   4,098,391
11 Ebonyi State   2,173,501
12 Edo State   3,218,332
13 Ekiti State   2,384,212
14 Enugu State   3,257,298
15 Gombe State   2,353,879
16 Imo State   3,934,899
17 Jigawa State   4,348,649
18 Kaduna State   6,066,562
19 Kano State   9,383,682
20 Katsina State   5,792,578
21 Kebbi State   3,630,931
22 Kogi State   3,278,487
23 Kwara State   2,371,089
24 Lagos State   9,013,534
25 Nasarawa State   1,863,275
26 Niger State   3,950,249
27 Ogun State   3,728,098
28 Ondo State   3,441,024
29 Osun State   3,423,535
30 Oyo State   5,591,589
31 Plateau State   3,178,712
32 Rivers State   5,185,400
33 Sokoto State   3,696,999
34 Taraba State   2,300,736
35 Yobe State   2,321,591
36 Zamfara State   2,321,591
* FCT Abuja   1,404,201

Reference:
The population estimates were obtained from Nigeria Factbook, 2007 (First Edition) Published By Risafu & Company. The information contained on this page were last updated on Januay 30th, 2008

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