List of Nigerian states by population

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Map of Nigerian states by population density
Map of Nigerian states by total population

The following table presents a listing of Nigeria's 36 states ranked in order of their total population based on preliminary 2006 Census figures.[1] The table has been criticized as inaccurate. [2]

Rank State Population
1 Kano State 9,401,288
2 Lagos State 9,113,605
3 Kaduna State 6,113,503
4 Katsina State 5,801,584
5 Oyo State 5,580,894
6 Rivers State 5,198,716
7 Bauchi State 4,653,066
8 Jigawa State 4,361,002
9 Benue State 4,253,641
10 Anambra State 4,177,828
11 Borno State 4,171,104
12 Delta State 4,112,445
13 Imo State 3,927,563
14 Niger State 3,954,772
15 Akwa Ibom State 3,902,051
16 Ogun State 3,751,140
17 Sokoto State 3,702,676
18 Ondo State 3,460,877
19 Osun State 3,416,959
20 Kogi State 3,314,043
21 Zamfara State 3,278,873
22 Enugu State 3,267,837
23 Kebbi State 3,256,541
24 Edo State 3,233,366
25 Plateau State 3,206,531
26 Adamawa State 3,178,950
27 Cross River State 2,892,988
28 Abia State 2,845,380
29 Ekiti State 2,398,957
30 Kwara State 2,365,353
31 Gombe State 2,365,040
32 Yobe State 2,321,339
33 Taraba State 2,294,800
34 Ebonyi State 2,176,947
35 Nasarawa State 1,869,377
36 Bayelsa State 1,704,515
Abuja Federal Capital Territory 1,406,239

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