Nigerian Population by states

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and one of the most populated countries in the world. Nigerian population is approximately over 206 million according Worldometer.

The most populated state in Nigeria is Kano state with over 13 million people as at 2016. While Lagos is the most populated state in the South West region, Ekiti State is the least populated state in the South West region.

Rivers is the most populated state in the South South region while Bayelsa is the least populated state in South South. Anambra is the most populated state in the South Eastern region while Ebonyi is the least populated state in the South East.

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The North West Region is the most populated region in Nigeria.

The most populated state in the North East Region is Borno State while the most populated state in the North Central region is Benue State.

Here is a comprehensive list of Nigerian population by states as at 2016

Rank (2006)

State

Population (2016)

1

Kano State

13,076,892

2

Lagos State

12,550,598

3

Kaduna State

8,252,366

4

Katsina State

7,831,319

5

Oyo State

7,840,864

6

Rivers State

7,303,924

7

Bauchi State

6,537,314

8

Jigawa State

5,828,163

9

Benue State

5,741,815

10

Anambra State

5,527,809

11

Borno State

5,860,183

12

Delta State

5,663,362

13

Niger State

5,556,247

14

Imo State

5,408,756

15

Akwa Ibom State

5,482,177

16

Ogun State

5,217,716

17

Sokoto State

4,998,090

18

Ondo State

4,671,695

19

Osun State

4,705,589

20

Kogi State

4,473,490

21

Zamfara State

4,515,427

22

Enugu State

4,411,119

23

Kebbi State

4,440,050

24

Edo State

4,235,595

25

Plateau State

4,200,442

26

Adamawa State

4,248,436

27

Cross River State

3,866,269

28

Abia State

3,727,347

29

Ekiti State

3,270,798

30

Kwara State

3,192,893

31

Gombe State

3,256,962

32

Yobe State

3,294,137

33

Taraba State

3,066,834

34

Ebonyi State

2,880,383

35

Nasarawa State

2,523,395

36

Bayelsa State

2,277,961

Federal Capital Territory

3,564,12

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