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STATE IN NIGERIA
SIN State Date Created Capital Preceding Entity km2
1 Abia State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Umuahia Imo State 6.320
2 Adamawa State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Yola Gongola State 36.917
3 Akwa Ibom State Wednesday, September 23, 1987 Uyo Cross River State 7.081
4 Anambra State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Awka (old) Anambra State 4.844
5 Bauchi State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Bauchi North-Eastern State 45.837
6 Bayelsa State I October 1996 Yenagoa Rivers State 10.773
7 Benue State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Makurdi Benne-Plateau State 34.059
8 Borno State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Maiduguri North-Eastern State 70.898
9 Cross River State Thursday, May 27, 1976 Calabar Eastern Region; previously known as South-Eastern State 20.156
10 Delta State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Asaba Bendel State 17.698
11 Ebonyi State I October I 996 Abakaliki Enugu State and Abia State 5.670
12 Edo State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Benin City Bendel State 17.802
13 Ekiti State I October 1996 Ado-Ekiti Ondo State 6.353
14 Enugu State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Enugu (old) Anambra State 7.161
15 Gombe State I October 1996 Gombe Bauchi State 18.768
16 Imo State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Owerri East Central State 5.100
17 Jigawa State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Dutse Kano State 23.154
18 Kaduna State Saturday, May 27, 1967 Kaduna Northern Region; previously known as North-Central State 46.053
19 Kano State Saturday, May 27, 1967 Kano Northern Region 20,131
20 Katsina State Wednesday, September 23, 1987 Katsina Kaduna State 24,192
21 Kebbi State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Birnin Kebbi Sokoto State 36,800
22 Kogi State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 toko]a Kwara State; Benue State 29,833
23 Kwara State Saturday, May 27, 1967 lIorin Northern Region;
previously known as
West Central State
36,825
24 Lagos State Saturday, May 27, 1967 lke]a Province of Lagos + colony 3.345
25 Nasarawa State I October 1996 Lafia Plateau State 27,117
26 Niger State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Minna North-Western State 76,363
27 Ogun State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Abeokuta Western State 16.762
28 Ondo State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Akure Western State 15,500
29 Osun State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Oshogbo Oyo State 9,251
30 Oyo State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Ibadan Western State 28.454
31 Plateau State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Jos Benue-Plateau State 30,913
32 Rivers State Saturday, May 27, 1967 Port Harcourt Eastern Region 11,077
33 Sokoto State Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Sokoto North-Western State 25,973
34 Taraba State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 lallngo Gongola State 54.473
35 Yobe State Tuesday, August 27, 1991 Damaturu Borno State 45,502
36 Zamfara State I October 1996 Gusau Sokoto State 39.762
37 Abu]a Federal Capital Territory Tuesday, February 03, 1976 Abu]a Benue-Plateau, North-Central. And North-Western States 7.315

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