Niger is one of the seven states that make up the North Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It shares an international boundary with the Republic of Benin to the west and interstate boundaries with Kebbi and Zamfara states to the north,Kwara and Kogi states to the south, and Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory to the east. Its capital is Minna.
Land Mass, Location and Population
Niger State covers an area of 74,108.6 square kilometres. It lies at latitude 10° 00' north and longitude 63° 00' east. It has a population of 3,954,772 (2006 census figures) and a population density of 57 people per square kilometre. Niger State accounts for 2.8% of Nigeria’s total population.
Main Cities and Towns
Minna (capital city) Bida, Kotangora, Lapai, Mokwa and Suleja
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