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Nigeria Cities by Population


300 cities shown of 440 total Nigeria cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Lagos 9,000,000
2. Kano 3,626,068
3. Ibadan 3,565,108
4. Kaduna 1,582,102
5. Port Harcourt 1,148,665
6. Benin City 1,125,058
7. Maiduguri 1,112,449
8. Zaria 975,153
9. Aba 897,560
10. Jos 816,824
11. Ilorin 814,192
12. Oyo 736,072
13. Enugu 688,862
14. Abeokuta 593,100
15. Abuja 590,400
16. Sokoto 563,861
17. Onitsha 561,066
18. Warri 536,023
19. Calabar 461,796
20. Katsina 432,149
21. Akure 420,594
22. Bauchi 316,149
23. Ebute Ikorodu 313,439
24. Makurdi 292,645
25. Minna 291,905
26. Effon Alaiye 279,319
27. Ilesa 277,904
28. Owo 276,574
29. Umuahia 264,662
30. Ondo 257,005
31. Damaturu 255,895
32. Ikot-Ekpene 254,806
33. Iwo 250,443
34. Gombe 250,258
35. Jimeta 248,148
36. Gusau 226,857
37. Mubi 225,705
38. Ikire 222,160
39. Owerri 215,038
40. Shagamu 214,558
41. Ijebu-Ode 209,175
42. Ugep 200,276
43. Nnewi 193,987
44. Ise-Ekiti 190,063
45. Ila Orangun 179,192
46. Saki 178,677
47. Bida 171,656
48. Awka 167,738
49. Ijero-Ekiti 167,632
50. Inisa 164,161
51. Abuja 162,135
52. Sapele 161,686
53. Kishi 155,510
54. Gbongan 139,485
55. Ejigbo 138,357
56. Funtua 136,811
57. Igboho 136,764
58. Buguma 135,404
59. Ikirun 134,240
60. Abakaliki 134,102
61. Okrika 133,271
62. Amaigbo 127,300
63. Lafia 127,236
64. Gashua 125,817
65. Modakeke 119,529
66. Bama 118,121
67. Ilobu 118,089
68. Jalingo 117,757
69. Okigwi 115,499
70. Offa 113,830
71. Esuk Oron 112,033
72. Nsukka 111,017
73. Nguru 111,014
74. Hadejia 110,753
75. Ijebu-Igbo 109,261
76. Uromi 108,608
77. Birnin Kebbi 108,164
78. Pindiga 106,322
79. Azare 105,687
80. Nkpor 103,733
81. Ikerre 103,054
82. Lafiagi 102,779
83. Kontagora 98,754
84. Yola 96,006
85. Biu 95,005
86. Olupona 95,002
87. Lere 93,290
88. Wukari 92,933
89. Igbo Ora 92,719
90. Emure-Ekiti 90,645
91. Isieke 89,990
92. Ifo 88,272
93. Igede-Ekiti 87,282
94. Effium 86,945
95. Idanre 86,468
96. Potiskum 86,002
97. Keffi 85,911
98. Epe 84,711
99. Gambaru 84,672
100. Ogaminan 84,373
101. Ihiala 83,265
102. Ipoti 82,113
103. Lalupon 81,130
104. Ughelli 79,986
105. Bende 79,618
106. Oke Mesi 79,563
107. Kafachan 79,522
108. Ikom 79,103
109. Agulu 79,021
110. Daura 78,277
111. Numan 77,617
112. Kagoro 77,008
113. Ode 75,463
114. Igbo-Ukwu 75,224
115. Araomoko Ekiti 74,491
116. Igbara-Odo 74,121
117. Ozubulu 73,812
118. Aku 73,742
119. Oyan 73,622
120. Jega 73,495
121. Asaba 73,374
122. Ohafia-Ifigh 73,355
123. Afikpo 71,866
124. Apomu 71,656
125. Fiditi 71,461
126. Orita Eruwa 71,027
127. Eha Amufu 70,779
128. Malumfashi 70,709
129. Kaura Namoda 69,725
130. Enugu-Ukwu 68,785
131. Idah 68,703
132. Obonoma 68,584
133. Agbor 67,610
134. Ezza Ohu 67,414
135. Uga 64,179
136. Nkwerre 62,973
137. Auchi 62,907
138. Lokoja 60,579
139. Ekpoma 59,618
140. Ijebu Ijesha 51,730
141. Kabba 49,869
142. Ilaro 46,999
143. Argungu 45,584
144. Gumel 42,742
145. Geidam 41,367
146. Talata Mafara 39,045
147. Gummi 38,744
148. Ogoja 37,466
149. Katsina Ala 36,722
150. Itu 36,358
151. Kumo 35,712
152. Pankshin 31,516
153. Nassarawa 30,949
154. Kachia 30,893
155. Dikwa 29,026
156. Moriki 28,735
157. Pategi 28,285
158. Wamba 27,137
159. Baro 26,821
160. Okuta 26,589
161. Birnin Kudu 26,565
162. Badagry 26,383
163. Ogwashi-Uku 26,137
164. Eket 25,569
165. Kamba 25,568
166. Daura 25,289
167. Takum 24,822
168. Igbeti 24,690
169. Zungeru 24,447
170. Zuru 24,338
171. Yenagoa 24,335
172. Tegina 24,037
173. Awgu 23,175
174. Wudil 23,066
175. Nafada 22,920
176. Ibi 22,757
177. Sofo-Birnin-Gwari 22,380
178. Dutsen Wai 22,062
179. Kaiama 21,897
180. Ubiaja 21,782
181. Otukpa 21,686
182. Oguta 21,639
183. Damboa 21,571
184. Jebba 21,488
185. Garko 21,141
186. Mokwa 21,128
187. Gaya 20,959
188. Tambawel 20,932
189. Elele 20,620
190. Mongonu 20,297
191. Kwale 20,226
192. Gembu 19,881
193. Obudu 19,668
194. Little Gombi 19,616
195. Magumeri 19,363
196. Degema Hulk 19,223
197. Enugu-Ezike 18,989
198. Kari 18,812
199. Darazo 18,415
200. Rano 17,972
201. Deba Habe 17,671
202. Igbor 17,666
203. Babana 17,617
204. Egbe 17,612
205. Gwadabawa 17,486
206. Beli 17,467
207. Illela 17,461
208. Dutse 17,129
209. Dukku 16,961
210. Bonny 16,868
211. Bode Sadu 16,619
212. Rijau 16,613
213. Kumagunnam 16,557
214. Lapai 16,442
215. Burutu 16,410
216. Gwarzo 16,303
217. Kukawa 16,077
218. Akwanga 15,985
219. Biliri 15,976
220. Iperu 15,935
221. Gwaram 15,806
222. Soba 15,715
223. Marte 15,707
224. Ibeto 15,565
225. Bukuru 15,540
226. Anchau 15,538
227. Ado Odo 15,442
228. Ganye 15,178
229. Gwoza 15,176
230. Ajaokuta 15,144
231. Doma 15,097
232. Isanlu Itedoijowa 15,087
233. Udi 14,998
234. Icheu 14,704
235. Igarra 14,647
236. Ankpa 14,630
237. Lere 14,620
238. Omu Aran 14,477
239. Ringim 14,463
240. Yashikera 14,454
241. Jibiya 14,424
242. Kajuru 14,389
243. Gassol 14,326
244. Shani 14,305
245. Bopo 14,218
246. Dapchi 14,077
247. Ngala 14,031
248. Misau 13,957
249. Gandi 13,940
250. Ago Are 13,919
251. Ore 13,905
252. Uruobo-Okija 13,898
253. Damasak 13,874
254. Gamawa 13,549
255. Sauri 13,445
256. Konduga 13,400
257. Dindima 13,356
258. Ikang 13,305
259. Yelwa 13,234
260. Langtang 13,172
261. Kazaure 13,169
262. Wurno 13,087
263. Kujama 12,967
264. Oke Iho 12,964
265. Madagali 12,919
266. Obubra 12,885
267. Ahoada 12,848
268. Boju 12,814
269. Bunza 12,746
270. Agenebode 12,730
271. Ajasse Ipo 12,718
272. Runka 12,665
273. Lau 12,657
274. Keffin Hausa 12,609
275. Bakori 12,604
276. Dutsin Ma 12,595
277. Abak 12,562
278. Dakingari 12,558
279. Bokkos 12,538
280. Gorgoram 12,470
281. Zango 12,371
282. Dange 12,369
283. Kaltungo 12,357
284. Amper 12,212
285. Miringa 12,117
286. Zalanga 12,070
287. Vom 12,000
288. Obiaruku Quarters 11,936
289. Madala 11,771
290. Toungo 11,759
291. Agaie 11,742
292. Matsena 11,707
293. Mutum Biyu 11,702
294. Kaingiwa 11,701
295. Bori 11,693
296. Burumburum 11,689
297. Goniri 11,673
298. Bara 11,673
299. Uba 11,648
300. Anka 11,641



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Nigeria History

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the eighth most populous country in the world with a population of over 140 million. It is a regional power, is listed among the Next Eleven"" economies, and is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The economy of Nigeria is one of the fastest growing in the world with the International Monetary Fund projecting a growth of 9% in 2008 and 8.3% in 2009."

The Nok people in central Nigeria produced terracotta sculptures that have been discovered by archaeologists. A Nok sculpture resident at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, portrays a sitting dignitary wearing a Shepherds Crook"" on the right arm, and a ""hinged flail"" on the left. These are symbols of authority associated with ancient Egyptian pharaohs, and the god Osiris, and suggests that an ancient Egyptian style of social structure, and perhaps religion, existed in the area of modern Nigeria during the late Pharonic period. In the northern part of the country, Kano and Katsina has recorded history which dates back to around AD 999. Hausa kingdoms and the Kanem-Bornu Empire prospered as trade posts between North and West Africa."

The Yoruba people date their presence in the area of modern republics of Nigeria, Benin and Togo to about 8500 BC. The kingdoms of If and Oyo in the western block of Nigeria became prominent about 700-900 and 1400 respectively. However, the Yoruba mythology believes that Ile-Ife is the source of the human race and that it predates any other civilization. If produced the terra cotta and bronze heads, the y extended as far as modern Togo. Another prominent kingdom in south western Nigeria was the Kingdom of Benin whose power lasted between the 15th and 19th century. Their dominance reached as far as the well known city of Eko, later named Lagos by the Portuguese.

In southeastern Nigeria the Kingdom of Nri of the Igbo people flourished from the controversial date of around the 10th century AD until 1911 AD. The Nri Kingdom was ruled by the Eze Nri. The city of Nri is considered to be the foundation of Igbo culture. Nri and Aguleri, where the Igbo creation myth originates, are in the territory of the Umeuri clan, who trace their lineages back to the patriarchal king-figure, Eri.







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