Interesting Facts About Nigeria’s Capital, Abuja

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Nigeria Capital City known as Abuja is the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria, as the Central of Unity comprises of lots of beautiful cities to live in Nigeria. In this article I will be talking about the interesting facts about Abuja as a Nigeria’s Capital.

Stay tuned and read till the end of this article to know interesting fact on the Nigeria’s capital known as Abuja.


Abuja is the Largest City in Nigeria

The population of Abuja in 2014 according to the Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey, was 9,870,700. The next largest cities were Kaduna with 8,192,000 and Kano with 7,843,00. Abuja is one of the world’s largest cities Abuja is the 4th most populous city in the world according to population density per square kilometer. The city of Abuja is home to more than 3,000,000 residents. Abuja has the highest murder rate in Africa.

The rate of murder in the capital city is so high that even the US, with its highest murder rate, would be unable to top it. In Nigeria, people are killed, buried, or dismembermed daily with impunity. Abuja is more dangerous than Afghanistan Not all of what is written on the internet is true, but this one is true.


Abuja is Home to Over Two Million People

1.Abuja is the largest city in Nigeria and the second largest in Africa. 2. Abuja has the tallest building in Africa. 3. Abuja has the second highest highway in Africa after Johannesburg. 4. It has the second highest highway in the world (after Luxembourg). 5. It has the lowest population density in Africa. 6. Abuja has the highest share of Nigerians who are millionaires. 7. The first body pier in Africa is in Abuja. 8. Abuja has the largest Afro British population in the world. 9. Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory is the largest after Lagos 10. The City of Abuja is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world. 11. The capital of Nigeria is home to world class resorts.


Abuja was Founded in 1992

Abuja was founded on the 7th of October, 1992. The capital has about three hundred and thirty-eight miles of territory and has a land area of just over 1,120 square miles. Largest Place in Nigeria Abuja is the largest city in Nigeria with a population of about five million people, representing roughly one-fifth of Nigeria’s population. This makes Abuja the largest place in Nigeria in terms of population size. Average Income Abuja is the richest state in Nigeria. It is the centre of Northern Nigeria, which means it has a rich economy that generates lots of resources. This makes Abuja a very prosperous state. Property Prices Due to high population and wealth, property prices in Abuja are relatively high. A house in Abuja costs around 50 million Naira.


The Population of Abuja has Grown Rapidly Since its Formation

The population of Abuja increased from 8,000 to about 2 million. The population of Abuja is about 2 million Abuja has the second highest population of children in Nigeria after Lagos. Most people from Abuja have origins in northern Nigeria. Almost all the residents of Abuja have settled there from northern Nigeria. Since 1990 the population of Abuja is growing at a rate of about 3.8%. There are 2 resident senators, 7 resident ministers and about 10 resident members of the National Assembly. Almost all of Abuja’s roads are made of tar. Residents of Abuja are literate. The city is home to most of the Federal Government Agencies. There are over 30 Federal Government Departments and Agencies (FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES) and the number is growing each year.


The GDP of Abuja is Estimated at $14.9 billion

Abuja is the only Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria that does not have any state within its borders. Until Lagos was granted statehood, it was the only city in Nigeria that did not have a State. As a result, Abuja is not only the largest city in Nigeria but also the commercial capital of the nation. Abuja contains an incredible amount of varied restaurants. The city has a tourist industry that is steadily growing each year. Abuja is a major cultural hub for Nigerian art, architecture and culture. Abuja has a population of around five million, which makes it one of the country’s fastest growing cities. It is currently the fifth largest city in Nigeria. Abuja has a unique relationship with security.


Capital State House, Presidential Villa, National Assembly, and other Identical Buildings are located here.

There is a tunnel that stretches all the way from the airport to the house called Maitama Corridor. The Maitama Market is one of the biggest markets in Abuja, where a lot of locals shop. It is located within the old township. Capital Oil and Gas Limited, the famous oil and gas company in Nigeria is located within the city of Abuja. Shamelessly, the politician that is killing the beautiful city of Abuja is the kind of representative that we have here in the National Assembly. There is a nice road that connects Abuja to Nigeria’s capital city, Lagos. It is called Gwarimpa road. The Wuse Market in Wuse II is one of the oldest markets in Abuja. There is a village named Apo, which is located within the Federal Capital Territory.


Mostly known for, as a Nigeria’s Capital

Grave of Gen. Yakubu Gowon at the famous Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library National capital city, Abuja located in the FCT. On 31st August 1966


Abuja is home to over two Million people

The city of Abuja is home to about two million people. Over the years, the city has developed into an urban sprawl made up of multiple urban centers, suburbs, and communities. The name ‘Abuja’ is derived from a Bantu language from what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Bantu people in Nigeria’s west were called the Awaji, the Umukpa or Umuukpa and the people in the east of Nigeria were called the Egbado or Ema. Because they were called various names, when missionaries arrived they called the Bantu language people from what is now modern day Nigeria (especially the south and eastern portions of the country) ‘Ama Enye, Ejagham Enye’, meaning the people from where the sky is flat. As you can see it was from this common name that Abuja was later named.


Abuja was founded in 1992

Built by Military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha and completed on 13 August 1996. The capital is also the second largest city in the country, being home to about 1.5 million people. Abuja has 1.2 billion populations On January 26, 2006, Abuja officially became the most populated city in Africa. The city has a population of 1.2 billion people, which is the equivalent of twice the population of South Africa. Abuja is 2nd largest city in Nigeria Abuja has overtaken Lagos as the second largest city in Nigeria. Abuja currently has a population of 1.18 billion people, this number is approximately the size of the population of Nigeria’s 3rd largest city, Enugu.


The population of Abuja has grown rapidly since its formation

The population of Abuja city itself has not grown much, but other parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) or Asokoro, Maitama, Idu, Wuse, Garki, Area 11, Park Lane Estate, Lugbe, Karsana and Chigubo have been growing in population, making Abuja one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, along with Lagos and Kano. (Data source; Interesting Facts about Abuja as a Capital City.

The Sun newspaper reports that Abuja, in 2006, had the highest population density of any city in Nigeria. Abuja houses many rich and famous people many rich people are living in Abuja like these people. Former Nigeria President Obasanjo lives in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s National Capital City. He is also a former member of the Council of States. He is a Catholic.


The GDP of Abuja is estimated at $14.9 billion

Abuja lies in Nigeria’s far north, with a population of over 8.8 million as of 2018.The name Abuja is derived from the Arabic word “Abu al-Sadiq” meaning “servant of the guide of Allah”. Abuja is Nigeria’s administrative capital. The current president of Nigeria is Muhammadu Buhari, who is a Muslim from Katsina state in the northern part of Nigeria. Abuja’s population is spread out across about 34,000 square kilometres, which makes it one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. The place where the Nigerian government and most of the parliamentarians reside is in Abuja. The National Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the continent. The first government building in Abuja was a school. It is reputed to be the first constructed government building in Africa.


Capital State House, Presidential Villa, National Assembly, and other identical buildings are located here.

Abuja is one of the fastest growing cities in the world in terms of economy and economy growth. Abuja, capital city of Nigeria is the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory. Abuja population at the moment is estimated to be around 6.5 million. ABUJA’S ECONOMIC STATISTICS: Nigeria’s Abuja is the commercial capital and the seat of government of Nigeria, The Federal Capital Territory. Nigeria’s commercial capital is Lagos. It is ranked as the third largest city in Africa. Nigeria’s political capital is the national capital city of Nigeria. It is Abuja. The incumbent Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari was elected on Saturday, 29th of May 2015. Abuja is the third biggest city in Africa. It is therefore, a commercial hub of the continent and also the seat of government of Nigeria.


Mostly known for, as a Nigeria’s Capital

In Nigeria, as the Central of Unity comprises of lots of beautiful cities to live in Nigeria. In this article I will be talking about the 15 interesting facts about Abuja as a Nigeria’s Capital. 1. The Capital of Nigeria Abuja is surrounded by six states: Oyo, Ogun , Kaduna , Kogi , Plateau and Bauchi . Abuja is officially the Federal Capital Territory; there is no state capital in Abuja. 2. It is the city with the lowest average temperature in Nigeria and Nigeria with its large diverse population. Abuja ranks lowest in the average temperature of the country as far as minimum temperature goes and ranks second highest in terms of maximum temperatures 3. Abuja is the hub of dry vegetation and rainfall 4.



Abuja as a capital city is located in the Northern part of the country; it has a tropical climate and it also one of the coldest capitals of Nigeria. Abuja was the first capital of Nigeria, before the government decided to move the capital from Lagos to Abuja in 1980, which was officially named as Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is governed by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, headed by the Minister of the FCT. It is the only federal capital territory administered by the federal government.

Abuja houses more than 600 shopping malls and malls within the city, this makes it one of the best places to shop in Nigeria. Abuja is not only a spiritual capital of Nigeria; it also has a magical town which is Igwuruta.

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