This page shows the map of Nigeria showing all the 36 states in the country and their geographical mapping. The maps helps for proper understanding of the Nigerian Zip Postal Codes shown in the main page.
Geo-Political Zones in Nigeria:
As you can infer from the Nigeria map, the country is divided into the North Central region, North West, North East, South West, South East and South South. That is 6 geo-political zones.
And every zone have their uniqueness and one can easily differentiate each zone in their ways of life from another.
Each states of the 6 geo-politcal zones are listed below under their respect Zones.
North Central Nigeria:
- Abuja ( F.C.T )
- Benue State
- Kogi State
- Kwara State
- Nasarawa State
- Niger State
- Plateau State
North East Nigeria:
- Adamawa State
- Bauchi State
- Borno State
- Gombe State
- Taraba State
- Yobe State
North West Nigeria:
- Jigawa State
- Kaduna State
- Kano State
- Katsina State
- Kebbi State
- Sokoto State
- Zamfara State
South East Nigeria:
- Abia State
- Anambra State
- Enugu State
- Imo State
South South Nigeria:
- Akwa Ibom State
- Cross River State
- Delta State
- Edo State
- Rivers State
South West Nigeria:
- Ekiti State
- Lagos State
- Ogun State
- Ondo State
- Osun State
- Oyo State
Each of these zones have their corresponding States inside them with different ethnic groups and tribes.
LGA’s in Nigeria:
Nigeria has over 700 LGA’s in Total with over a 400 Languages and different ethnic groups and cultures.
Zip Postal Codes in Nigeria:
The complete list of Postal Zip Codes in all the Map of the 36 States of Nigeria can be found in this page: Nigeria Postal Codes.
List of all Nigerian States and their description are given below:
- Abia State:
Abia State is first in the list created from Imo State in 1991 and located in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. The capital is called Umuahia. While the State’s slogan is given as God’s own State. The major Language in Abia State is Igbo. Popular market place called Aba, home to the invention of locally made items is situated in Abia State.
- Adamawa State:
Adamawa State with slogan called Land of Beauty, Sunshine and Hospitality is located in the North Eastern Zone of Nigeria. Indeed the home is place to find pretty women in Nigeria, thus, the name derivative.
- Akwa Ibom State:
Akwa Ibom State is located in the Southern part of Nigeria near the coast. The slogan of the State is the Land of Promise. Akwa Ibom State is also amongst the largest oil producing States in Nigeria. The capital is called Uyo.
- Anambra State:
Anambra State is located in South Eastern part of Nigeria and bears the slogan Light of the Nation. The capital of Anambra is called Akwa.
- Bauchi State:
Bauchi State is located in North Eastern part of Nigeria. Home to former Prime Minister of Nigeria, Late Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. The State’s slogan is Pearl of Tourism. While the capital of the State is Bauchi.
- Benue State:
Benue State is also known as the Food Basket of the Nation. Benue State is located in the North Central part of Nigeria. And also home to various production of Agricultural produce. Food and other naturally farmed edibles like oranges, yams etc are very cheap in this State, thus the name derivative, the Food Basket. The capital is called Markurdi. The State is near Nasarawa State also in North Central part of Nigeria.
- Bayelsa State:
Bayelsa State is amongst the producers of oil in Nigeria. The State is located in the South South zone of Nigeria and the capital is called Yenagoa.
- Borno State:
Borno State is located in North Eastern part of Nigeria. Borno State is known as the Home of Peace. And the capital of the State is called Maiduguri.
- Cross River State:
Cross River State is located in the South South part of Nigeria and the capital is Calabar. The State is home to tourist centers like, the Obudu hills. The slogan of Cross River State is People’s Paradise.
- Delta State:
The capital of Delta State is Asaba. Home to popular city in Nigeria called, Warri. The slogan of the State is called the Finger of God.
- Ebonyi State:
Ebonyi State was created from Abia and Enugu State in 1996 alongside other 6 States that were also created in 1996. The State’s capital is Abakaliki. And the slogan is Salt of the Nation.
- Edo State:
Edo State’s slogan is the Heart Beat of the Nation. The capital is called Benin City. Which is home to rich cultural heritage that dates back to several 100 years.
- Ekiti State:
The slogan of Ekiti State is known as Land of Honor and Integrity. The State is located in South Western part of Nigeria. And boast of the highest State with numbers of Professors in the country. The capital of Ekiti State is Ado Ekiti. Ekiti State was formed out of Ondo State in 1996.
- Enugu State:
Enugu State slogan is the Coal City State. The State is known for its many coal mines. Enugu State is located in South Eastern part of Nigeria.
- Gombe State:
The slogan for Gombe State is called the Jewel in the Savannah. The State is located in the North East Zone of Nigeria. Gombe State was crafted out of Bauchi State in 1996.
- Imo State:
Imo State is located in the North East part of Nigeria. Imo State is formerly known as Land of Hope. Imo State new slogan is the Eastern Heartland. The capital of IMO is Owerri. And is the largest city in the State.
- Jigawa State:
Jigawa is located in the North West part of Nigeria. The Slogan of the State is the New World. Jigawa shares border with the likes of Kano, Yobe, Katsina and Bauchi. The capital of Jigawa is Dutse.
- Kaduna State:
Kaduna State capital is also known as Kaduna. The state is located in the North West part of Nigeria and referred to as the Center of Learning. Kaduna State shares boundary with Kano State. Kaduna State is also one of the most developed State in the North. The capital of Kaduna State is called Kaduna also.
- Kano State:
Kano State is the Commercial Hub of the North. And by far could be regarded as one of the top commercial States in Nigeria. The slogan for Kano State is the Centre of Commerce. Kano State was crafted from the North Region in 1967. And is one of the most populated States in Nigeria. Though by Land mass, Niger State is the largest. Kano State has the largest number of Local Government Areas in the Country. The State is by far the second most developed State in the North.
- Katsina State:
Katsina State is located in the North West part of Nigeria. The State was created from Kaduna State in 1987. The capital of Katsina State is also called Katsina. The slogan for Katsina State is the State of Hospitality.
- Kebbi State:
Kebbi State is located in the North West region part of Nigeria. The State capital is called Birnin Kebbi. And the slogan is called the Land of Equity. The State is also known for the uprising of the Agricultural Sector. Especially the rice mill industry.
- Kogi State:
Kogi State is one of the most naturally endowed State in Nigeria. The State is blessed with abundant Iron ore. Thus, the Ajaokuta Steel Industry is located in this State for creation of Steel. Though, sadly, Kogi State is yet to fully utilize its potential. And the industry has remained dormant ever since its creation. The capital of Kogi State is Lokoja. And the River Niger and River Benue meet together at Lokoja which is called a confluence. Thus, the slogan of Kogi State is known as Confluence State.
- Kwara State:
Kwara State slogan is known as the State of Harmony. The State shares border with Niger State. The capital of Kwara State is Ilorin.
- Lagos State:
The capital of Lagos State is Ikeja. Lagos State is one of the most densely populated States in Nigeria. And also the commercial economical hub of the nation. Home to Sea Port and several industries.
- Nasarawa State:
Nasarawa State is known as the Home of Solid Minerals. The capital of Nasarawa State is called Lafia. Nasarawa State shares boundaries with Abuja and Benue. Nasarawa State is located in the North Central zone of Nigeria.
- Niger State:
Niger State is known as the Power State. Home to Shiroro, Jebba and Kainji Hydro-Electric Power Stations. Niger State has the largest land mass in the whole country. The capital of Niger State is Minna. And has historical backgrounds that dates back to during the periods of the British Rule in the country. Niger State is located in the North Central part of Nigeria.
- Ogun State:
Ogun State is close to Lagos State. Located in the South West part of Nigeria. The capital of Ogun State is Abeokuta. The slogan for Ogun State is the Gateway State. Harbors the well known Olumo Rock which attracts visitors and has a friendly weather in general.
- Ondo State:
Ondo State capital is called Akure. The State is located in the South West part of the country. The slogan for Ondo State is called the Sunshine State.
- Osun State:
Osun State is also located in the South West Part of Nigeria. The State slogan is called the Land of Virtue. The capital of Osun State is called Oshogbo.
- Oyo State:
Oyo State capital is called Ibadan. Ibadan is the largest City in the whole of West Africa. Oyo State slogan is called the Pace Setter State.
- Plateau State:
The capital of Plateau State is called Jos. The State Slogan is called the Home of Peace and Tourism. Plateau State is located in the North Central part of Nigeria.
- Rivers State:
Rivers State capital is called Port Harcourt. And one of the Oil Producing States in Nigeria. The slogan for Rivers State is called the Treasure Base of the Nation. Rivers State is located in the South South region of Nigeria.
- Sokoto State:
Sokoto State capital is called Sokoto also. The State is home to historic backgrounds of the inception of Islam into Nigeria. The slogan of Sokoto State is called the Seat of Caliphate. Sokoto State is located in the North West part of the country.
- Taraba State:
Taraba State capital is called Jalingo. Located in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
- Yobe State:
Yobe State was created out of Borno State in 1991. The State is located in the North East part of Nigeria. It is called the Pride of the Sahel.
- Zamfara State:
Zamfara State is located in the North West part of the country. The State was founded in 1996 from Sokoto State and located in the North West part of Nigeria.