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SHOCKER!!! Kogi State Is BIGGER Than The Entire South-East - Research

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July. 31, 2020

Nigeria is a large country, both in land mass and population. It is Africa’s most populous country with a population of about 200 million people, representing 2.35% of the world’s population. This article identifies states with largest land Mass in Nigeria.
There are over 500 ethnic groups in Nigeria, of which the three largest are Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. Nigeria is divided into six geopolitical zones which are divided into thirty-six states.
The 5 largest states in Nigeria according to their land mass are
1 Niger
2 Borno
3 Taraba
4 Kaduna
5 Bauchi
Niger State is situated in Central Nigeria. It is the largest state in Nigeria according to land mass, occupying a space of 76,363 square kilometers, and a population of 3,950,249. The state capital is Minna, and other major cities are Bida Kontagora and Suleja. It was formed in 1976 during the regime of General Murtala Mohammed. 
The Nupe, Gbagyi, Kamuku, Kambari, Dukawa, and Koro are the majority of numerous indigenous tribes of Niger State. The state is named after the River Niger. Two of Nigeria’s major hydroelectric power stations, the Kainji Dam, and the Shiroro Dam are located in Niger State, The famous Gurara Falls is in Niger State, and Gurara Local Government. Niger state is also home to Kainji National Park, the largest National Park of Nigeria, which contains Kainji Lake, the Borgu Game Reserve, and the Zugurma Game Reserve.
Borno State is in north-eastern Nigeria. It was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State and its capital is Maiduguri. The state is dominated by the Kanuri. Other smaller ethnic groups such as Lamang, Babur, and Marghi are also found in the southern part of the state. It has 27 Local Government Areas, land mass of 70,898 in square kilometers and a population of 4,151,193.
Taraba State is named after the Taraba River which passes through the southern part of the state. Taraba’s capital is Jalingo. The size of Taraba state is 54,473 in square kilometers, after being carved out of the former Gongola State in 1991. It now has a population of 2,300,736.
Kaduna State is in Northwest Nigeria. Its capital is Kaduna, usually referred to as Kaduna City. The state has 23 Local Government Areas, a population of 6,066,562, and occupies a size of 46,053 square kilometers. Kaduna state is one of the education centers in Nigeria, with many colleges and the most recognized university in Nigeria.
Bauchi State is in northern Nigeria. Its capital is the city of Bauchi. The state was formed in 1976 when the former North-Eastern State was broken up, and now has a population of 4,676,465. It originally included the area now in Gombe State, which became a distinct state in 1996. The size of Bauchi state is 45,837 square kilometers. It has 20 Local Government Areas.
HERE ARE NIGERIA'S 36 STATES & FCT RANKED IN ORDER OF LAND SURFACE AREA (KM²)
1. Niger State 76,363KM²
2. Borno State 70,898KM²
3. Taraba State 54,473KM²
4. Kaduna State 46,053KM²
5. Bauchi State 45,837KM²
6. Yobe State 45,502KM²
7. Zamfara State 39,762KM²
8. Adamawa State 36,917KM²
9. Kwara State 36,825KM²
10. Kebbi State 36,800KM²
11. Benue State 34,059KM²
12. Plateau State 30,913KM²
13. Kogi State 29,833KM²
14. Oyo State 28,454KM²
15. Nasarawa State 27,117KM²
16. Sokoto State 25,973KM²
17. Katsina State 24,192KM²
18. Jigawa State 23,154KM²
19. Cross River State 20,156KM²
20. Kano State 20,131KM²
21. Gombe State 18,768KM²
22. Edo State 17,802KM²
23. Delta State 17,698KM²
24. Ogun State 16,762KM²
25. Ondo State 15,500KM²
26. Rivers State 11,077KM²
27. Bayelsa State 10,773KM²
28. Osun State 9,251KM²
29. Federal Capital Territory 7,315KM²
30. Enugu State 7,161KM²
31. Akwa Ibom State 7,081KM²
32. Ekiti State 6,353KM²
33. Abia State 6,320KM²
34. Ebonyi State 5,670KM²
35. Imo State 5,530KM²
36. Anambra State 4,844KM²
37. Lagos State 3,345KM²
*Anambra + Enugu + Abia + Imo + Ebonyi = 29,525KM²*
*Kogi = 29,833KM²*
*Ogun + Oyo + Osun + Ondo + Ekiti = 76,320KM²*
*Lagos = 3,345KM²*
*Niger alone = 76,363KM²*
*Niger State = Entire Southwest States - Lagos*
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