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Enugu
Coal City State
QUICK FACTS
*Population: 3,267,837 (2006 census) 4,411,119 (2016 forecast) - 22th of 37
*Percentage of Nigeria’s total population: 2.3%
*Population density: 456
*Landmass: 7,161.3 sq km (2,765 sq mi)
*Internally Generated Revenue: N23, 650,723,357.00 (2020)
**State capital: Enugu
**Local Government Areas: 17
**Current Governor: Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (People's Democratic Party)
*National Bureau of Statistics
**Enugu State Government

INTRODUCTION

Enugu is one of the five states that make up the South-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It has interstate boundaries with Kogi and Benue States to the North, Abia State to the South, Anambra State to the West and Ebonyi State to the East. The state capital is Enugu.

LANDMASS, LOCATION, AND POPULATION

Enugu State covers an area of 7,161.3 square kilometres. It lies at latitude 6°30′ North and longitude 7°30′ East. The state has a population of 3,267,837 (2006 census) 4,411,119 (2016 forecast) and a population density of 456. It accounts for 2.3% of Nigeria’s total population.
 

HISTORY AND PEOPLE