Map of Nigeria Showing the 36 States, Capital and Their Solgan

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Nigeria is a blessed country located in West Africa and as a country has 36 states which is divided into different ethnic groups and tribes. Nigeria has many cities and also major rivers flow through the country. Nigeria shares border with some neighboring countries such as Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin. The capital of Nigeria is Abuja.

Map of Nigeria Showing the 36 States, Capital and Neighboring Countries

Map of Nigeria displaying the states

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The map above shows the 36 states in Nigeria and their capitals. Also their location on the map is clearly displayed. Major rivers are also identified on the map.

Nigerian States, Capital, Location, Year and Slogan

Nigerian States – Capital – Locations – Date created and Slogan.

  • Abia State – Umuahia – South East – 1991 – God’s own State.
  • Adamawa State – Yola – North East – Highest Peak of the Nation.
  • Akwa Ibom – Uyo – Southern Nigeria – Land of promise.
  • Anambra State – Awka – South Eastern Nigeria – Light of the Nation.
  • Bauchi State – Bauchi – North Eastern Nigeria – Pearl of Tourism.
  • Bayelsa State – Yenagoa – Southern Nigeria – The Glory of all Lands.
  • Benue State – Makurdi – Center of the country – Food Basket of the Nation.
  • Borno State – Maiduguri – Home of Peace.
  • Cross River State – Calabar – People’s Paradise.
  • Delta State – Asaba – Finger of God.
  • Ebonyi State – Abakaliki – 1996 – Salt of the Nation.
  • Edo State – Benin City – Heart Beat of the Nation.
  • Ekiti State – Ado Ekiti – 1996 – South Western Nigeria – Land of Honor and Integrity.
  • Enugu State – Enugu – South Eastern Nigeria – The Coal City.
  • Gombe State – Gombe – 1996 – North Eastern Nigeria – Jewel in the Savannah.
  • Imo State – Owerri – Eastern Nigeria – Heartland.
  • Jigawa State – Dutse -North Western Nigeria – The New World.
  • Kaduna State – Kaduna – North Western Nigeria – Center of Learning.
  • Kano State – Kano – 1967 – Northern Region in 1967 – Center of Commerce.
  • Katsina State – Kastina – 1987 – North Western Nigeria – State of Hospitality.
  • Kebbi State – Birnin Kebbi – Land of Equity.
  • Kogi State – Lokoja – Confluence State. This is where River Niger and Benue meet in Nigeria.
  • Kwara State – Ilorin -Middle belt – State of Harmony.
  • Lagos State – Ikeja – Center of Excellence.
  • Nasarawa State – Lafia – Home of Solid Minerals.
  • Niger State – Minna – The Power State.
  • Ogun State – Abeokuta – The Gateway State.
  • Ondo State – Akure – South Western Nigeria – The Sunshine State.
  • Osun State – Oshogbo – South Western Nigeria – The Land of Virtue.
  • Oyo State – Ibadan – The Pace Setter State.
  • Plateau State – Jos – Center of country – Home of peace and tourism.
  • Rivers State – Port Harcourt – Treasure base of the Nation.
  • Sokoto State – Sokoto – Northern Nigeria – Seat of the Caliphate.
  • Taraba State – Jalingo – Middle Belt – Nature’s gift to the Nation.
  • Yobe State – Damaturu – 1991 – The Pride of the Sahel.
  • Zamfara State – Guasau – 1996 – Farming is our Pride.
  • FCT – Abuja – Center of Unity.

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