List of Most Populated Cities in Nigeria 2020


Each of the cities below, of not all, about 7 of them almost exceed 1 million in Population establishing the fact that the country is one of the most Populous countries in the world.
There are 79 cities with a minimum population of 100,000 and 249 cities with populations that exceeds 10,000.
Nigeria is Multi Ethic and has lots cultural Diversity. There 520 Languages spoken with major languages are Igbo, Urhobo, Hausa, Yoruba, Ibibio, Fulfulde, Edo, Pidgin English, Ijaw, Kanuri, and Tiv.
Nigeria has a total of 36 states, and 774 Local Government Areas.
Lagos is arguably the Most populous city in Nigeria and Africa with more than 20 million Dwellers followed by  Cairo in Egypt with 19.5 million population.
More than 85% of Nigerians Urban areas of the country, the decline in rural population can be attributed to lack of basic life amenities in the rural area of the country. More natives are moving to the big cities especially after getting educated so they can take advantage of limited and highly competitive Job offers that are available in those big cities, which explains while Lagos population is running to more than 20 million people.


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Top 10 List of Most Populated Cities in Nigeria

Lagos being the largest city in Africa and in Nigeria has the highest GDP and the population is currently at 20,000,000

Kano is the next, though much more bigger than Lagos, in terms of Land mass, but have more of it’s dwellers as Native Hausas, the population is estimated at 4,436,068

Ibadan is know to be the Largest city in West Africa by land area, with more of it’s dwellers as Native Yorubas. The population is estimated at 3,965,108

Kaduna is one of the leading  industrial city in the country making it famous for things like coal and pottery, the population is estimated at 1,782,102

Port Harcourt is known for significant deposit of Crude oil which it’s mining has contributed to the growth and development if this great country. The population of PH is estimated at 1,548,665
Benin City: Ancestral Benin City is known for her richness and fortification center for higher education. The estimated population is caped at 1,325,058

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i which happened to be the Military outpost established in 1907. The Population in the city is rounded at 1,258,449

Zaria is known for her richness in Agriculture, supply a substantial part of the Nation’s food, it is home to many native hausa dwellers with close to a Million in population.

Aba is the hub of Skilled-craftsmanship, this amazing city is known of Industrialization, technology and vastly developing in Manufacturing. The population is estimated at over 897,560

Jos exemplifies the natural beaut of the Nigeria’s Plateau,so good to behold. The Population is estimated at 816,824

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