STATE IN NIGERIA
SINStateDate CreatedCapitalPreceding Entitykm2
1Abia StateTuesday, August 27, 1991UmuahiaImo State6.320
2Adamawa StateTuesday, August 27, 1991YolaGongola State36.917
3Akwa Ibom StateWednesday, September 23, 1987UyoCross River State7.081
4Anambra StateTuesday, August 27, 1991Awka(old) Anambra State4.844
5Bauchi StateTuesday, February 03, 1976BauchiNorth-Eastern State45.837
6Bayelsa StateI October 1996YenagoaRivers State10.773
7Benue StateTuesday, February 03, 1976MakurdiBenne-Plateau State34.059
8Borno StateTuesday, February 03, 1976MaiduguriNorth-Eastern State70.898
9Cross River StateThursday, May 27, 1976CalabarEastern Region; previously known as South-Eastern State20.156
10Delta StateTuesday, August 27, 1991AsabaBendel State17.698
11Ebonyi StateI October I 996AbakalikiEnugu State and Abia State5.670
12Edo StateTuesday, August 27, 1991Benin CityBendel State17.802
13Ekiti StateI October 1996Ado-EkitiOndo State6.353
14Enugu StateTuesday, August 27, 1991Enugu(old) Anambra State7.161
15Gombe StateI October 1996GombeBauchi State18.768
16Imo StateTuesday, February 03, 1976OwerriEast Central State5.100
17Jigawa StateTuesday, August 27, 1991DutseKano State23.154
18Kaduna StateSaturday, May 27, 1967KadunaNorthern Region; previously known as North-Central State46.053
19Kano StateSaturday, May 27, 1967KanoNorthern Region20,131
20Katsina StateWednesday, September 23, 1987KatsinaKaduna State24,192
21Kebbi StateTuesday, August 27, 1991Birnin KebbiSokoto State36,800
22Kogi StateTuesday, August 27, 1991toko]aKwara State; Benue State29,833
23Kwara StateSaturday, May 27, 1967lIorinNorthern Region;
previously known as
West Central State
36,825
24Lagos StateSaturday, May 27, 1967lke]aProvince of Lagos + colony3.345
25Nasarawa StateI October 1996LafiaPlateau State27,117
26Niger StateTuesday, February 03, 1976MinnaNorth-Western State76,363
27Ogun StateTuesday, February 03, 1976AbeokutaWestern State16.762
28Ondo StateTuesday, February 03, 1976AkureWestern State15,500
29Osun StateTuesday, August 27, 1991OshogboOyo State9,251
30Oyo StateTuesday, February 03, 1976IbadanWestern State28.454
31Plateau StateTuesday, February 03, 1976JosBenue-Plateau State30,913
32Rivers StateSaturday, May 27, 1967Port HarcourtEastern Region11,077
33Sokoto StateTuesday, February 03, 1976SokotoNorth-Western State25,973
34Taraba StateTuesday, August 27, 1991lallngoGongola State54.473
35Yobe StateTuesday, August 27, 1991DamaturuBorno State45,502
36Zamfara StateI October 1996GusauSokoto State39.762
37Abu]a Federal Capital TerritoryTuesday, February 03, 1976Abu]aBenue-Plateau, North-Central. And North-Western States7.315

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