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Nigeria’s capital city is Abuja. It is situated in Nigeria’s heartland.

Abuja is a planned metropolis that was mostly constructed in the 1980s. It formally replaced Lagos as Nigeria’s capital on December 12, 1991, however Lagos remains the country’s most populated metropolis.

Aso Rock, a 400-meter rock left by water erosion, defines Abuja’s topography. To the south of the rock, the Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court, and much of the city are located. Zuma Rock, a 792-meter monolith on the way to Kaduna State, is located immediately north of the city.

The city of Abuja has a population of 776,298 people in 2006, making it one of Nigeria’s ten most populated cities. According to the United Nations, Abuja expanded at a 139.7% annual pace between 2000 and 2010, making it the world’s fastest expanding metropolis.

Abuja – Info Card

POPULATION :  City: 1,235,880  /  Metro: 3,000,000 (estimated)
FOUNDED :   1828
TIME ZONE :  WAT (UTC+1)
LANGUAGE :  English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani
RELIGION :  Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
AREA :  713 km2 (275 sq mi)
ELEVATION :  840 m (2,760 ft)
COORDINATES :  9°4′N 7°29′E
SEX RATIO :  Male: 50.90%
 Female: 49.10%
ETHNIC :  250 ethnic groups
AREA CODE :  9
POSTAL CODE :  900211 to 900288
DIALING CODE :  +234 9
WEBSITE :  www.abujacity.com

Tourism in Abuja

Because most Nigerian government institutions are now based in Abuja, and most foreign embassies have migrated from Lagos to Abuja, the city is shockingly pricey.

The city of Abuja is pretty lovely. It features a great road network, a lovely undulating environment, and contemporary Nigerian architecture. It is one of the few purpose-made towns in the world that was planned and developed from the ground up.

Climate of Abuja

Abuja has a tropical climate with both rainy and dry seasons.

There is a hot, humid rainy season as well as a scorching dry season.

The rainy season lasts from April to October, with daytime temperatures ranging from 28 to 30 degrees Celsius (82.4 to 86.0 degrees Fahrenheit) and nightly lows of 22 to 23 degrees Celsius (71.6 to 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

During the dry season, daytime temperatures may reach 40 degrees Celsius (104.0 degrees Fahrenheit) while nighttime temperatures can drop to 12 degrees Celsius (53.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Even the coldest nights may be followed by days with temperatures considerably over 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees Fahrenheit).

How To Travel To Abuja

BY PLAIN Several airlines, including Lufthansa, KLM, and British Airways, operate international flights to Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport. Beginning in June 2010, Delta Air Lines will provide a direct service from New York's JFK airport. Many travelers arrive in Lagos through connecting flights. While the sector is being restructured and aviation...

How To Get Around In Abuja

At the present, driving or using a cab is the primary form of transportation in Abuja, while public transportation is restricted. However, a new commuter rail line is being built and is scheduled to operate in 2016. Abuja has a few tough traffic regulations that are strictly enforced. Both the...

Districts & Neighbourhoods In Abuja

The Phase 1 area of the city is divided into ten districts known as cadastral zones: Central Cadastral Zone A00Garki I District Cadastral Zone A01Wuse 1 District Cadastral Zone A02Garki II District Cadastral Zone A03Asokoro Cadastral Zone A04Maitama Districts Cadastral Zone A05Maitama Cadastral Zone A06Wuse II Districts (Cadastral Zone A07...

Prices In Abuja

Tourist (Backpacker) - 79 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including:meals in cheap restaurant, public transport, cheap hotel. Tourist (regular) - 189 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including:mid-range meals and drinks,transportation, hotel. MARKET / SUPERMARKET Milk1 liter$ 2.25Tomatoes1 kg$ 5.00Cheese0.5 kg$ 7.00Apples1...

Sights & Landmarks In Abuja

Aso Rock. The city's most visible landmark, a 400-metre monolith.National Mosque. Built in 1984, it is accessible to non-Muslims except for praying.National Church of Nigeria. A vast interdenominational church constructed in the neo-Gothic style.National Assembly Compelx.  Abuja Millennium Park. A vast recreational park that serves as the primary escape for locals. Includes a massive...

Food & Restaurants In Abuja

Budget Restaurants In Abuja Food costs in Abuja are exorbitant, particularly for Western cuisine. There are, however, numerous excellent restaurants in Abuja that are probably worth the money. Of course, whether you reside in Abuja or are just visiting, there are instances when you are ready to spend a bit...

Nightlife In Abuja

Drinks are accessible around Abuja and are quite pricey. Some mixed cocktails cost about $20 USD on average. A local beer costs between $5 and $9. You will save a lot of money if you buy beer from the market. The big hotels feature bars and restaurants; but, keep...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Abuja

The capital of Nigeria, Abuja, stands out against the rest of the country. While auto hijackings and violent robberies are common in Lagos, and kidnappings of foreign oil workers are common in the Niger delta, Abuja is one of the continent's safest metropolises. General security precautions, like in the rest...

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