Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and one of the most populated countries in the world. The country is comprised of 6 geo political zones. Below are the geo-political zones in Nigeria.

North Central

This geopolitical Zone is made up of six states: the Niger, Benue, Nassarawa, Plateau, Kogi and Kwara states. The Federal capital territory is also included in this zone. The North Central Geopolitical zone is also referred as the middle belt of Nigeria. The top cities in this zone are Lafia, Jos, Minna, Makurdi, Lokoja, Ilorin and Abuja. The ethnic groups presented in this zone are Mangu, Berom, Gbagy, Nupe, Tiv, Mada-Eggon, Yoruba, Igala, Idoma, Gwandara and Idoma.

North-West

The North-West geopolitical zone is presented by seven states: the Jagawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto states. The top cities of the North-West geopolitical zone are Gusau, Dutse, Birnin-Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Zaria, and Sokoto. This zone cover more than a quarter of the total population of Nigeria. The ethnic diversity is presented by Kanuri, Hausa-Fulani, Maguzawa, Zara, Baju, Gbagyi, Zuru, Jabba.

North-East

It`s one of the geopolitical zones in Nigeria presented by six states: the Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba states. Top cities in the zone are Jalingo, Damaturu, Potiskum, Gombe, Bauchi, Maiduguri, and Yola. The ethnic diversity of the zone is presented by Fulani, Fulfulde, Babur, Kanuri, Tangalawaja, Balewa, Tiv and Mumuye.

South-South

the geopolitical zone is presented by six states: the Akwa-Ibom, Cross-River, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta and Edo states. Top cities in this zone are Asaba, Yenagoa, Uyo, Warri, Calabar, Port Harcourt, and Benin. The South-South is populated by Ejagham, Annang, Efik, Ibibio, Ikwere, Ogoni, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Essan, Bini, Ijaw.

South-East

The South-East geopolitical zone is presented by five states: the Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra states. The largest cities in the zone are Abakaliki, Owerri, Enugu, Onitsha and Aba. The South-East is mainly populated by Igbos.

South-West

The South-West geopolitical zone is presented by six states: the Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos. The top cities of the zone are Ado-Ekiti, Osgbo, Ogbomoso, Abeokuta, Akure, Ibadan and Lagos. The South-West is mainly populated by Yorubas.

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