Here is the population of Nigeria, the table below contains the number of people that are currently living in Nigeria according to the 2006 national population cencus.

I got a question today from a student who wanted to know the number of people living in nigeria. I am going to answer that question in the next few paragraph with the hope that borh students and tourists would learn about the population of Nigeria through this page.

I learned that nothing accurate has been provided about the total number of persons living in Nigeria

This is all you would ever need to know about Nigeria population. The average number of men, women and children occupying the most populated country in Africa

Here is the complete Population of different states in Nigeria. Data: from the 2006 national general census, in retrogressive pattern

1Kano State9,383,682
2Lagos State9,013,534
3Kaduna State6,066,562
4Katsina State5,792,578
5Oyo State5,591,589
6River State5,185,400
7Bauchi State4,676,465
8Jigawa State4,348,649
9Benue State4,219,244
10Anambara State4,182,032
11Borno State4,151,193
12Delta State4,098,391
13Imo State3,934,899
14Niger State3,950,249
15Akwa Ibom State3,920,208
16Ogun State3,728,098
17Sokoto State3,696,999
18Ondo State3,441,024
19Osun State3,423,535
20Kogi State3,278,487
21Zamfara State3,259,846
22Enugu State3,257,298
23Kebbi State3,238,628
24Edo State3,218,332
25Plateau State3,178,712
23Adamawa State3,168,101
27Cross River State2,888,966
28Abia State2,833,999
29Ekiti State2,384,212
30Kwara State2,371,089
31Gombe State2,353,879
32Yobe State2,321,591
33Taraba State2,300,736
34Ebonyi State2,173,501
35Nasarawa State1,863,275
36Bayelsa State1,703,358

And Abuja, the Federal capital territory has a total of 1,405,201 persons living in it.

From the 2006 population census, Nigerian women were outnumbered by men. The country’s total population of 140,431,790 (2006) comprises of 71,345,488 males and 69,086,302 females. This means that there are 2,259,186 more males than females in the country. Males outnumbered females only in four states of the country – Ebonyi, Enugu, Ogun and Plateau States.

From 1960, the Population of Nigeria has apparently tumbled in arithmetic progression, rising from below 50,000,000 to an estimated amount of 154,728,892 by 2009. That is an increase of about 14,297,102 in three years.

This of course is the estimated population of Nigeria as getting an accurate population of any country is likely impossible due to disorderliness in movement of the people and the fluctuating rate of child birth

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