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. It replaced Lagos, the country's most populous city but very small in size, as the capital on 12 December 1991.
Local government area
|Federal capital city|
|Territory||Federal Capital Territory|
|Incorporated||1 October 1984|
|Declared capital||12 December 1991|
|• City Planner||Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA)|
|• City Management||Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC)|
|• Local government area||1,769 km2 (683 sq mi)|
|• Urban||713 km2 (275 sq mi)|
|Elevation||840 m (2,760 ft)|
|• Local government area||1,235,880|
|• 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)|
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