Nigeria is no doubt, the most populated country in Africa. The country is also known as the most populated black nation in the world. Nigeria is made up of 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and all states have different local governments. This post is all about the most populated states in Nigeria at the moment, revealing the top 10 list. You can also check out the list of top 10 smallest states in Nigeria which can serve as an additional knowledge .
Top 10 Most Populated States in Nigeria
Below are the top 10 most populated states in Nigeria, arranged from the highest populated to the least.
Lagos has been the most populated state in Nigeria for many years now. This is because it houses people from all ethnicity and tribes in Nigeria, and many people are relocating to the city in quest for greener pastures and opportunities. Current reports have estimated the population of Lagos state to be about 21,642,797.
Kano state is the second most populated states in Nigeria today. It mostly populated by the Hausa tribe in northern Nigeria. In 2011, the estimated population of Kano state is said to be about 11,058,300. A current research indicates an increase of approximately 14 million.
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Oyo is the third most populated states in Nigeria, and the total population is estimated to be about 6,617,729 as at 2007. The current population is estimated to be about 14,993,752.
Kaduna is also another highly populated state located in Northern Nigeria, and it have over 59 different ethnic groups. Kaduna state population was calculated to be 6,066,662 going by the 2008 National census. At the moment, the state’s population is estimated to be about 11,652,844.
Recent estimation claimed that Rivers state has a total population of about 10,652,844. This makes it the fifth most populated states in Nigeria.
Kaduna state’s population is estimated to be about 5,792,578 going by the National census held in 2006. At the moment, there is a claim that the state’s population have an estimated figure of about 10,102,813.
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Bauchi state is the third most populated state in Northern Nigeria. Recently, the state was said to have an estimated population of about 9,052,784.
This is the only South-eastern state found in this list of top 10 most populated states in Nigeria. The Igbo tribe is 98% of the total population in Anambra state. At the moment, the total population of Anambra state is estimated to be about 8,352,911.
Jagawa state is mostly populated by the Hausa/Fulani tribe. Going by the 2006 National census, the population of Jigawa state as at then was 4,348,649. Recent estimation claims the state now has a population of about 8,109,251.
Benue state is located in the middle belt region of Nigeria. The state has a total population of about 4,253,641 going by the 2006 census carried out nationwide. At the moment, the state has an estimated population of about 7,992,784.
This is the summary of the list of top 10 most populated states in Nigeria as produced by Nigerian Fact. You can use the social share icons found on this page to share this useful information with your friends and colleagues on various social media.