We all remember our kindergarten and primary school days when we stood for minutes screaming at the top of our lungs “States and Capitals…Abia” …and you know the rest.
However, if I told you to recite all 36 states, I’m sure you’ll miss out on some of them, Abia, Adamawa, Anambra…
Wait, isn’t there a state before Anambra?
For the sake of accurate information, this article gives you the Map of Nigerian states.
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Full Photo Of The Map Of Nigerian States
Here is an image showing the full map of Nigeria.
Full List of Nigerian States
Nigeria currently has 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory. Check them out below:
Slogan: God’s own state.
Its commercial city is Aba.
It is the fifth most industrialized state in the country.
Slogan: land of beauty
The major occupations are farming, cattle rearing, and fishing.
3. Akwa Ibom
Slogan: Land of promise.
It has 31 local governments, an airport, 2 seaports, a library, and an information centre.
Slogan: The light of the nation.
The city of Onitsha is its commercial city.
Slogan: Pearl of tourism.
The state has 20 local governments where over 50 languages are spoken.
Slogan: Glory of all lands.
It is one of the youngest and also the least populated state in the nation.
Slogan: Food basket of the nation.
It is a rich agricultural land.
Slogan: Land of peace.
Borno is the homeland of the Kanuri people in Nigeria.
9. Cross river
Slogan: People’s paradise.
It is a major point of tourism for its plateau, monoliths, and festivals.
Slogan: The big heart.
Its economic centre is Warri.
Delta State is predominantly inhabited by the Urhobo, Ijaw, Aniocha-Oshimili, and others.
Slogan : Salt of the nation.
It is inhabited and populated primarily by the Igbo, though there are several dialects spoken.
Capital: Benin City
Slogan : Heartbeat of the nation.
Benin city is the fourth largest city in Nigeria and the centre of the country’s rubber industry.
Slogan: Land of honour and integrity.
The state has mineral deposits. It is also buoyant in agricultural and water resources.
Slogan: The coal city state.
Economically, the state is predominantly rural and agrarian.
Slogan: Jewel in the Savannah.
It is a multi-ethnic society with Fulani as the majority.
Slogan: Eastern heartland.
The state has several natural resources including crude oil, natural gas, lead, and others.
Slogan: A new world.
It is the 8th most populated state and the economy is dependent on agriculture.
Slogan: Centre of learning.
The fourth-largest and third most populous state in the country.
Slogan: Centre of Commerce
It is the second-most populous state in Nigeria. The state has developed a diverse economy.
Slogan: Home of Hospitality.
It has 34 local governments and is the 5th most populated state.
Capital: Birnin Kebbi
Slogan: Land of equity.
The state is one of the major producers of rice.
Slogan: Confluence State.
It is the only state that borders 10 states. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy.
Slogan: The land of harmony.
Agriculture is the main source of the economy.
Slogan: Centre of Excellence
It has the smallest area of land and the largest population of people.
Slogan: Home of solid minerals.
The state has agriculture as the mainstay of its economy.
It has the highest falls in Africa.
Slogan: The power state
It has the largest area of land.
3 of the country’s hydroelectric power stations are found there.
Slogan: The gateway state.
It is a hub for industrial estates and manufacturing companies.
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Slogan: The sunshine state
The state economy is dominated by the petroleum industry, cocoa production, and asphalt mining.
Slogan: The land of virtue.
The state has 5 sub-ethnic groups as well as people from all over the country.
Slogan: The pacesetter state.
It is home to the first university in Nigeria.
The state economy remains largely agrarian.
Slogan: Home of peace and tourism.
It possesses rocks, hills, waterfalls, and other tourist attractions.
Capital: Port Harcourt.
Slogan : Treasure base of the nation.
The state provides valuable seafood, cash crops, and other agricultural products.
Slogan: Seat of the caliphate.
It is populated by the Fulani and chiefly Muslims. Majority of the population practices agriculture.
Slogan : Nature’s gift to the nation.
The major occupation of the people of the state is agriculture.
Slogan: Pride of the Sahel.
It has one of the largest cattle markets in West Africa and rich mineral deposits.
Slogan: Farming is our pride.
Agriculture and gold mining are the main occupations of the people of the state.
Slogan: Centre of unity
Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, is located in this territory.
It has 6 area councils.
It has Hausa, Nupe, Gbari, and other languages.
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Now you’ve seen the map of Nigerian states. Did you miss a few when you tried to recall them yourself? And hope no one on the list surprised you *winks*.