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Population by States in Nigeria 2017

Population by States in Nigeria 2017

The population of Nigeria as of 2017 based on the latest United Nations estimates is 190,423,532. The country total land mass is 910,802 Km2 (351,662 sq. miles).
It this article, you will discover the Population by States in Nigeria .

Note: This data is according to the 2006 census.

Population by States in Nigeria 2017

The Largest State In Nigeria Northern Region

  • Kano – Estimated 9,401,288

Kano State, which is located at the northern part of Nigeria, has a population of 9,401,288 – it ranked among the top highest populated states in the country. Lagos State on the other hand is cited in the western region of the nation – considered the most populated state in Nigeria with a total estimated of 9,113,605.

Population by state in nigeria 2017

Other populous states from the northern region include Kaduna State with an estimate of 6,066,562 total,  while Katsina State has a total of 5,792,578. Bauchi State totaled 4,676,465, for Jigawa State, the figure was 4,348,649. The estimated total for Zamfara State is 3,259,846, while for Sokoto State is 3,696,999. Borno State recorded 4,151,193, Kebbi State; 3,238,628, for Adamawa State is 3,168,101,  Gombe State is 2,353,879, Taraba State is at 2,300,736,  Nasarawa State is at 1,863,275, while Yobe State 2,321,591.

In the middle belt of Nigeria, Plateau State has a figure of 4,178,712, Benue State is recorded at 4,219,244. The estimated total of Niger State is 3,950,249, Kogi State is 3,278,487 and Kwara State was estimated to be 2,371,089.

Most Populated State In South West Region

As for the western region, Oyo State, one of the largest states in the region boasted with a total figure of 5,591,589. Ogun State was estimated to have a figure of 3,728,098, while Ondo State, also in the western region of the country recorded 3,441,024. In Osun State was estimated to be 3,423,535, while for Ekiti State, it was 2,384,212.

Most Populous State In Nigeria South East Region

  • Anambra State – Estimated 4,182,032

In the east, Anambra State recorded a figure of 4,182,032, where  Imo State’s figure was 3,934,899. For Enugu State, the figure was 3,257,298 and it was 2,833,999 for Abia State. Ebonyi State was estimated to have a total  of 2,173,501 which made it the lowest populous state in the region.

Largest State In Nigeria South South Region

  • Delta – Estimated 4,098,391

The south south includes Akwa Ibom State, with an estimated population figure of 3,920,208 and Cross River State recorded 2,888,966. Edo State has a total  of 3,218,332. Delta State was estimated to have a figure of 4,098,391. In Bayelsa State it is at 1,703,358. The largest state based on population in the southern region is Rivers State which was estimated to have a total figure of 5,185,400.

Finally, Abuja, which is the current Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, has a population of 1,405,201.

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Updated: August 12, 2017 — 10:35 pm

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