Abuja (//) is a city in Nigeria. It is the national capital of Nigeria. Around 2.5 million people live there. Abuja is in the middle of the country, in the center of the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.
|Federal Capital Territory (FCT) |
Abuja Municipal Area
|Territory||Federal Capital Territory|
|LGA(s)||Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC)|
|Incorporated||1 October 1984|
|Declared capital||12 December 1991|
|• City Planner||Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA)|
|• City Management||Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC)|
|• Municipality||1,769 km2 (683 sq mi)|
|• Urban||713 km2 (275 sq mi)|
|Elevation||840 m (2,760 ft)|
|• Density||700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||3,423/km2 (8,870/sq mi)|
|• Metro||6,000,000 (estimated)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (GMT+1)|
The capital of Nigeria used to be Lagos, but it was moved to Abuja in 1976.
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- Oke, Steve (9 October 2016). "History of Abuja - How it Was Created & Chosen as Nigeria's Capital".