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)|
|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|
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).