NIGERIA

historical demographical data of the administrative divisions


STATEcapitalsurface/sq.kmsurface/sq.mie1992c1991e1988e1984e1980e1976e1976e1973e1969c1963c1952/53c1931?codepos.particularsvariants of the name
source:BBDVGL/SYGL/SYGL/EBGL/SYDVGL/AAWGGL/SYLBHA
AbiaUmuahia632024402366,92298,0ABse
AdamawaYola36917142542187,82124,0ADec
Akwa IbomUyo708127342430,52359,75077,5AKse
AnambraAwka484418702850,92767,97879,96029,55455,62469,03596,68060,03596,6ANsc
BauchiBauchi64605249444423,24294,45326,84075,83688,03239,72434,72431,3BAne
BendelBenin City5391,74125,53733,03535,83535,83240,02461,0
BenueMakurdi34059131502863,82780,45317,54068,63681,52641,53041,22427,0BEse
BornoMaiduguri70898273742674,52596,66567,25025,04546,92990,52990,515380,02997,5BOne
Cross RiverCalabar2015677821912,61865,62505,85830,85275,94626,33633,63460,03478,1CRse
DeltaAsaba1769868332647,32570,2DEsc
EdoBenin City1780268732224,62159,8EDcs
EnuguEnugu1283149543256,13161,3ENcs
GongolaYola5708,24367,63951,91585,21585,22605,3
ImoOwerri553021352560,12485,58046,56157,05571,05000,03568,13672,7IMse
JigawaDutse2315489402914,82829,9JInc
KadunaKaduna46053177814088,23969,33689,96868,86216,74098,34098,36790,04098,3KDcn
KanoKano2013177735801,05632,012351,19681,08759,85774,85774,810900,05774,8KNnc
KatsinaKatsina2419293413994,73878,35390,0KTnc
KebbiBirnin-Kebbi36800142092124,12062,2KEnw
KogiLokoja29833115192162,02099,0KOcs
KwaraIlorin36825142181613,51566,53685,1288,42600,72399,42399,44640,01714,5KWwc
LagosIkeja334512925847,45685,84569,42825,22476,31100,01100,02470,01443,6LAsw
NigerMinna76363294842556,82482,42214,71961,81811,92900,02900,01194,5NIwc
OgunAbeokuta1676264722408,72338,63397,92596,02352,61449,01449,01551,0OGsw
OndoAkure2095980924001,03884,55980,74617,24140,62727,72727,72729,7ONsw
OsunOshogbo925135722269,12203,0OSsw
OyoIbadan28454109863593,53488,811412,38732,37901,35208,95208,98920,05208,9OYsw
PlateauJos58030224063382,23283,74385,13397,53074,21421,51421,55170,02026,7PLc
RiversPort Harcourt2185084364103,43983,93768,12883,32608,91544,32300,02230,01719,9RIse
SokotoSokoto65735253804524,24392,49944,17608,96884,82873,32873,38500,04538,8SOnw
TarabaJalingo54473210321525,01480,6TAec
YobeDamaturu45502175681453,81411,5YOne
Federal Capital Territory
AbujaAbuja73152824390,0378,7523,9FCcAbuja Capital Territory
TOTAL:Abuja92376835666891151,988514,5123133,391140,284731,657585,356638,679760,055670,1
earlier divisionc1973pc1963
STATEDVDV
Benue-PlateauJos101538392045170,04649,74009,4
East-CentralEnugu29909115488060,08381,77227,6Central-Eastern
KanoKano430721663010900,06697,05774,8
KwaraIlorin74260286724640,02782,52399,4Central-Western
LagosLagos357713812470,01674,11443,6
Mid-WesternBenin38648149223240,02940,82535,8
North-CentralKaduna70210271086790,04752,84098,3
North-EasternMaiduguri27201510502515380,09038,07793,4
North-WesternSokoto168720651438500,06647,85733,3
RiversPort-Harcourt1809169852230,01790,91544,3
South-EasternCalabar28363109513460,04201,13622,6
WesternIbadan75369291008920,011002,69487,5
TOTAL:Lagos92377335666979760,064559,055670,0
earlier division until 1961
PROVINCEregion
AdamawaYolaN823261181,0652,4includes 28399 sq.km of North Cameroons
BauchiBauchiN676511424,01025,3
BenueMakurdiN759341468,0987,4includes 3590 sq.km of North Cameroons
BornuMaiduguriN1184481596,01118,4includes 13336 sq.km of North Cameroons
IlorinIlorinN45892531,0537,6
KabbaLokojaN28368664,0462,7
KanoKanoN430723398,02436,8
KatsinaN245171483,01254,0
NigerMinnaN74245716,0473,1
PlateauJosN29194827,0568,7
SokotoSokotoN944752681,01815,2
ZariaZariaN45693871,01357,4
AbeokutaW11049630,0
BeninBeninW21968901,0493,2
DeltaW16680591,0
IbadanW117091651,0
IjebuW6361348,0305,9
Ikeja ColonyW3507238,0
OndoAkureW21140945,0462,6
OyoOyoW25110783,01336,9
AbakalikiE9806830,0
AnnangE2085516,0
CalabarCalabarE7381141,0899,5
DegemaE3237118,0
EnuguE79151008,0
OgojaOgojaE9580252,0708,5
OnitshaOnitshaE4716761,01107,7
OwerriPort HarcourtE53871360,01599,9
Port HarcourtE6237503,0
UmuahiaE4634718,0
UyoE6708884,0
YenagoaE8676127,0
LagosF70272,0325,0Federal Territory, Colony
TOTAL:Lagos92377130417,019928,2

The history of splitting and merging of the states is too complicated to mention correctly and in a short way in this table.
Soem new states that have been split off in 1998 are not presented yet in the tables.
The source "GL" gives more detailed information on the territorial changes; most of these took place in 1938, 1960, 1967, 1976, 1989 (?) and 1991.
The figures for the year 1931 were not complete in the source "HA"; to match the total sum of the census of 1931 the population of the Katsina province is a private estimated figure.
Last revision and update on 2001.05.28 by Jan Lahmeyer

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