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Top 10 Most Populated States in Nigeria 2017

Top 10 Most Populated States in Nigeria 2017

Nigeria is one of the most populated countries in Africa. There are 36 states with different Local Government. This article will reveal Top 10 Most Populated States in Nigeria .

Top 10 Most Populated States in Nigeria 2017

1. Lagos State

Lagos has been the most populated city in Nigeria for over a decade now. Some current reports have estimated the population of the state to be 21,642,797. Officially, Lagos state is the second fastest-growing city in Africa and also ranked seventh in the world.

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2. Kano State

The state is mostly populated by the Hausa people. By 2011, the state estimated the population to be 11,058,300 and a current research shows an increase to approximately 14million.

3. Oyo State

Oyo state’s population was estimated at 6,617,720 as of 2007 by the state government. Current estimations claims that the state now has 14,993,752 total.

4. Kaduna State

It is populated by about over 59 different ethnic groups. Kaduna’s population was at 6,066,562 as of the 2006 census. Recent estimates claims the state currently has 11,652,844 as the total.

5. Rivers State

Recent estimates claims the state now has a population of 10,652,844.

6. Katsina State

Kastina population as at 2006 was 5,792,578, but recently, there is a claim that estimates the population to have grown to a number of 10,102,813.

7. Bauchi State

Bauchi, is a state in northern Nigeria. It was recently estimated that the state now has a total of 9,052,784 people.

8. Anambra State

A state located in the southeastern of Nigeria, most of the indigenous ethnic group in this state are Igbos (98% of population) and a small population of Igala (2% of the population) live mainly in the north-western part of the state.
A recent estimates claims that Anambra state now has 8,352,911 in total.

9. Jigawa State

The state is mostly populated by Hausa/Fulani. As at the 2006 Nigerian census, the population of Jigawa was 4,348,649. Some recent estimates claims the state now has 8,109,251 total.

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10. Benue State

Located in the mid-belt region of Nigeria, Benue state has a population of about 4,253,641 as at the 2006 census, while recent estimates claims the state now has 7,992,784 total  as at 2016.

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Updated: July 27, 2017 — 5:15 pm

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