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Maps of Nigeria

Physical Map of Nigeria with state boundaries. The map shows physical features like relief, highest peak, major rivers, lakes, major cities, etc. graphimaps.com worldatlas.com chad chad cameroon niger burkina faso togo atlantic ocean large map of nigeria

Nigeria is a West African country occupying an area of 923,769 sq. km. 

The country's landscape features plains in the north and south. The central region has hills and plateaus. The Sokoto Plains and the Borno Plains are located in the northwestern and northeastern corners of the country respectively.

As shown on the map above, the country shares Lake Chad in the northeast with Niger, Chad and Cameroon. 

The Jos Plateau (marked on the map) is a distinct physical feature located almost at the center of the country and features massive lava surfaces and extinct volcanoes. The rest of the central plateau region has high plains, shallow river valleys, and inselbergs.

The most mountainous area of the country is located to the southeast. The position of Nigeria's highest point has been marked. It is the 2,419 m high Chappal Waddi.

The southern Atlantic coast is bordered by mangrove forests and swamps.

Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, is located on the Atlantic coast of the country.

The Niger and the Benue Rivers showed on the map are the major rivers of Nigeria.  The Niger and Benue River valleys make up Nigeria's most expansive region, merging into each other to form a distinctive 'Y' shape. The country's rivers drain into primarily three drainage basins. These are the Lake Chad, Gulf of Guinea, and Niger-Benue basin.

States of Nigeria Map

Nigeria has 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory. In alphabetical order, the states are as follows: Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara.

The states are further divided into 774 Local Government Areas. 

The Federal Capital Territory is located in Abuja, the national capital city of Nigeria. 

Where is Nigeria?

Map showing location of Nigeria in the world. Europe Middle East Africa Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea Arabian Sea Indian Ocean Tropic of Capricorn Equator Prime Meridian worldatlas.com worldatlas.com Tropic of Cancer Tunisia

Nigeria is a West African country located in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres of the Earth. It is bordered by four countries. These are Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and Benin to the north, northeast, east, and west respectively. Nigeria also has a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea.

Nigeria Bordering Countries: Cameroon, Chad, The Niger, Benin.

Regional Maps: Map of Africa

Outline Map of Nigeria

The blank outline map represents mainland Nigeria. The map can be downloaded for free and used for coloring or educational purposes like map-pointing activities.

The outline map represents the mainland territory of the sovereign country of Nigeria. It also has several islands on the South Atlantic Ocean. 

Key Facts

Legal Name Federal Republic of Nigeria
Flag of Nigeria
Capital City Abuja
9 05 N, 7 32 E
Total Area 923,768.00 km2
Land Area 910,768.00 km2
Water Area 13,000.00 km2
Population 200,963,599
Major Cities
  1. Lagos (14,368,332)
  2. Kano (3,999,050)
  3. Ibadan (3,551,961)
  4. Abuja (3,277,740)
  5. Port Harcourt (3,020,232)
  6. Benin City (1,727,169)
  7. Onitsha (1,414,790)
  8. Uyo (1,135,775)
  9. Kaduna (1,113,210)
  10. Aba (1,081,466)
Currency Nairas (NGN)
GDP $448.12 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,229.86

This page was last updated on February 24, 2021

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