Last updated on March 2nd, 2020 at 03:41 pm
Largest cities in Nigeria are good places to visit. However, each have a unique culture and tradition to experience. The diverse culture in the country leads to many type of cuisine and attires. Each state dress in a beautiful way. And also eat their special foods. When in Nigeria there are beautiful cities in the country to visit.
Nigeria, which is popularly known as the giant of Africa; doesn’t just stand as one of the fastest growing economy of the continent. But because it is home to numerous cities, towns and villages. The west African country is home to over 330 cities, 36 states and 774 LGAs. The country has a huge landscape.
However, it emerges as the most populated country in Africa and 39th in the world. According to world population review, 52% of its over 190million occupants live in rural areas. The country suffers an imbalance as most of the largest cities in the country by land mass has fewer occupants than the ones with a smaller land mass.
10 largest cities in Nigeria by population
Housing over 9 million people, the southwestern state is the countries commercial centre. Also, it has a huge impact of the countries economy. Since the inception of colonialism in the country. The city has always been to be the country’s major centre of commerce. However, the developing mega city is accountable; for over 60% of the country’s industrial and economic growth. Despite that it is the smallest in the country with a land mass of only 0.4% of the Nigeria territory. ALSO READ ABOUT, CITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA
The city houses over 3.5 million citizens. Who are mostly Hausas with a combination of people; from other parts of the country.
It’s not just large by a population of approximately 3.5 million. It is also the largest city in the country by land mass.
This is another leading player in the country’s economy and homes over 1.5 million inhabitants. It’s also known for its artistic qualities in pottery.
This state capital also adds to the country’s economy. As its one of the top players in the crude oil industry. Which is the country’s major exporting product. It homes an approximate number of 1,148,660 people; who comes from different parts of the country.
“Oba Atope eh “, “Ise”. The ancient city which was once the biggest royal empire; across the African continent. However, it now houses over 1,125,058 citizens. Furthermore, as one of the biggest empire. Benin was expected to hold the largest population. But it turn out that it is Lagos the center of excellence. Although, Benin is now the country’s centre for quality education.
This was founded in 1907 as a military outpost. The city which has faced series of terrorist attacks in present times; still holds over 1.1million citizens. The popular Boko Haram has really destroy some parts of the city. However, leaving fear in the heart of the people. Which makes it uncomfortable to visit.
Zaria which is a northern city. Is effectively contributing to the country’s agricultural industry. It houses close to a million people who are mostly Hausas. The city is rich will all kinds of farm produce.
We’ve heard a lot about Aba. Especially the Aba made shoes, clothes, etc. This city in eastern Nigeria homes highly skilled craftsmen in various fields. That we can never imagine. In fashion, this men are also known to be good; at rebranding top designers items to suit the pocket of middle class citizens . However, if taken seriously, this city could boost the country’s economy; if investors start putting their money into the talents of this craftsmen. It houses close to 900,000 business minded people. Aba is the Small China in Nigeria.
Showcasing the nations beauty, the city has 816,824 people; who keeps the place buzzing with different activities everyday. However, it is the coldest city in Nigeria. Which is in Central North.
Capital of Kwara state, holds 814,192 people. Whose main occupation is farming. They are also good craftsmen. And are unique in their own way. The city boast of it’s rich culture and tradition.
Oyo the ancient kingdom which is now developing. Houses about 750,000 people who are mostly Yorubas. While others come from different parts of the country.
Largest Cities in Nigeria by Land Mass
Cities Land Mass
- Gusau 3364 km/sq.
- Ibadan 3,080 km/sq.
- Oyo 2427 km/sq.
- Ife 1791 km/sq.
- Abuja 1769 km/sq.
- Kuje 1644 km/sq.
- Benin 1204 km/sq.
- Lagos 999.6 km/sq.
- Akure 991 km/sq.
- Abeokuta 879 km/sq.
What is the largest city in nigeria
The largest city in Nigeria is the city with the highest population. Which is Lagos.
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Major Cites In Nigeria
- Lagos, Lagos.
- Kano, Kano.
- Port Harcourt, Rivers.
- Jos, Plateau.
- Ilorin, Kwara.
- Abuja, FCT.
- Enugu, Enugu.
- Aba, Abia.
- Awka, Anambra.
- Ibadan, Oyo.
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In Nigeria, most cities are populated with citizens from different parts of the country. And other neighbouring African countries; like Niger, Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana and Sudan. There is not really so much issue of tribalism in major cities. Especially those in the west. But northern and eastern states; battle with the issue of tribalism daily.
However, the country is doing everything; to remain in unity. Also, you are welcome to visit; the beautiful cities in Nigeria.