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25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:05pm On Mar 10
Many people wrongly assume that the size of a city/urban area is exactly the same thing with the size of the LGA(s) it occupies, but that is very wrong...
This is because the LGA(s) may not be entirely urbanized as a large part or some part of it may consist of Water, Swamps, Forests, Rivers, Creeks e.t.c with an uneven topography which does not support development...

Thank God for the increasingly available technologies like Google satellite maps which helps us to view the world from above and even take measurements.
There is a feature on Google maps that allows you to measure land area and it is with that feature that all the readings below were obtained.

Disclaimer*. The measurements below are not 100% correct as 1 or 2 neighborhoods/suburbs may not be included as part of a city/urban area it belongs to in the process of the measurement..
However, to a large extent this helps to give us a clue or picture as to how large or small certain Nigerian cities/urban areas are.



1] LAGOS TOTAL - Over 1,700km²

a. Lagos urban (including Lekki, Ikeja, Ota, Ifo) - Over 1,270km²
b. Ikorodu urban (including Gberigbe, Agbede, Ogijo) - Over 250km²
c. Agbara-Magbon-Badagry -over 120km²


2] ABUJA TOTAL - Over 850km²

a. Abuja municipal - Over 459km²
b. Karu Urban(including Orozo) - over 188km²
c. Madalla/Zuba- Suleja urban - over 113km²
d. Gwagwalada - 32km²
e. Bwari - 23km²

3] IBADAN - Over 562km²

4] KANO - Over 500km²

5] KADUNA - Over 440km²

6] PORT HARCOURT (including Oyigbo, Choba, Etche, Ogoni)- Over 390km²

7] BENIN - Over 340km²

8] JOS (including Bukuru)- Over 320km²

9] ABEOKUTA - Over 227km²

10] WARRI (including Uvwie, Udu) - Over 200km²

11] UYO - Over 194km²

12] OWERRI - Over 184km²

13] AKURE - Over 179km²

14] ENUGU - Over 172km²

15] MAIDUGURI - Over 169km²

16] ABA - Over 154km²

17] MAKURDI - Over 126km²

18] SOKOTO - Over 124km²

19] ONITSHA (including Nkpor, Obosi, Nkwelle) - Over 120km²

20] ZARIA - Over 120km²

21] OGBOMOSHO - Over 115km²

22] ADO-EKITI - Over 114km²

23] ASABA (including Okpanam, Igbuzor) - Over 113km²

24] KATSINA -Over 109km²

25] CALABAR, UMUAHIA, BAUCHI & YOLA-JIMETA - Over 100km²

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:06pm On Mar 10
ABUJA

Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:06pm On Mar 10
Ibadan, Jos, Kaduna, Port Harcourt

Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:06pm On Mar 10
Abeokuta, Ado-Ekiti, Umuahia, Uyo

Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:07pm On Mar 10
Onitsha, Asaba, Maiduguri, Zaria

Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Iamgrey5(m): 10:25pm On Mar 10
Good work op, but you often misunderstand the population distribution and urban nature of ibadan.

A lot of places you left out in your map on ibadan actually represent a huge chunk of modern ibadan city where majority of the average educated and exposed people live. This is because Land in those areas are cheap when compared to the the ibadan metropolitan area you often capture in your map.


Places like Iyana offa, igbona and oleyo should be in your map.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:30pm On Mar 10
Cc
Okeyglm, movic1, myobjective, westbestside, Legendhero, Biafrarep, win12345, Johnsonsolafunmi, Iamgrey5, celeiyke, mrvitalis, spendoon
Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by totit: 10:30pm On Mar 10
This is educative. cool
Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by okpalaAnambra: 10:31pm On Mar 10
Use Ikeja and not Lagos...Lagos is a state

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by okpalaAnambra: 10:34pm On Mar 10
totit:
This is educative. cool
Not anything near educative.. concocted gibberish

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by mrvitalis(m): 10:36pm On Mar 10
Again

Uyo bigger than owerri u must be smoking coke ....see how u stylishly didn't measure parts of onitsha just to make it look small

Uyo that someone can jog from ifa to itam or. Nwaniba to itam is what u want to compare with owerri

What do u guys even gain with all this lies

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Alexanity(m): 10:40pm On Mar 10
okpalaAnambra:
Use Ikeja and not Lagos...Lagos is a state
Wetin be okeja, abeg keep it at Lagos, Lagos is a city, a state, an economy on it's just like London or New York. Ikeja just much like a small quarter, ikeja by itself does not qualify as a city,

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:41pm On Mar 10
Iamgrey5:
Good work op, but you often misunderstand the population distribution and urban nature of ibadan.

A lot of places you left out in your map on ibadan actually represent a huge chunk of modern ibadan city where majority of the average educated and exposed people live. This is because Land in those areas are cheap when compared to the the ibadan metropolitan area you often capture in your map.


Places like Iyana offa, igbona and oleyo should be in your map.

Thank you very much for this enlightenment..
If these places you mentioned are added, then Ibadan could be up to 600km²... Still not enough to displace Abuja.

No hatred intended, but personally I feel Ibadan an urban area so large in size is not living up to it's potentials... Imagine Ibadan being bigger than Kano, but it cannot compare Kano in terms of finance, businesses, industries, infrastructure and cosmopolitanism.
Ibadan, as well as many other Yoruba cities are experiencing a very serious brain drain if you ask me.
Lagos is taking away all Yoruba elites, intellectuals and entrepreneurs and this is not really good.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:45pm On Mar 10
mrvitalis:
Again

Uyo bigger than owerri u must be smoking coke ....see how u stylishly didn't measure parts of onitsha just to make it look small

Uyo that someone can jog from ifa to itam or. Nwaniba to itam is what u want to compare with owerri

What do u guys even gain with all this lies


Pls there was no mischief intended in this measurement... Nkpor, Obosi & Nkwelle are the major satellite towns/suburbs of Onitsha and they were added.. Should Ogbunike & Oba be added too?

Almost the entire Anambra state is urbanized... If you want to include everywhere into Onitsha, you will end up measuring the entire Anambra state.

Onitsha is densely populated, but in terms of Landmass. No.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by mrvitalis(m): 10:49pm On Mar 10
Nowenuse:


Pls there was no mischief intended in this measurement... Nkpor, Obosi & Nkwelle are the major satellite towns/suburbs of Onitsha and they were added.. Should Ogbunike & Oba be added too?

Almost the entire Anambra state is urbanized... If you want to include everywhere into Onitsha, you will end up measuring the entire Anambra state.

Onitsha is densely populated, but in terms of Landmass. No.
Owerri is what I want to see how it was measured

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by mrvitalis(m): 10:53pm On Mar 10
Nowenuse:


Pls there was no mischief intended in this measurement... Nkpor, Obosi & Nkwelle are the major satellite towns/suburbs of Onitsha and they were added.. Should Ogbunike & Oba be added too?

Almost the entire Anambra state is urbanized... If you want to include everywhere into Onitsha, you will end up measuring the entire Anambra state.

Onitsha is densely populated, but in terms of Landmass. No.
Bros u still measured rubbish in umuahia why leave out umudike ? Why is it a separate town

See how u measured others but Igbo cities u minimise what are u trying to portray ?

See how u added bushes to kaduna and Jos just to make them look big ...seee how u measured ibadan from high level but zoomed it to measure igbos cites Bros u na scam

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 10:54pm On Mar 10
mrvitalis:

Owerri is what I want to see how it was measured

Here you go

Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by mrvitalis(m): 10:57pm On Mar 10
Nowenuse:


Here you go
Bros your trick just rubbish .... anyone taking u serious is just wasting time

Where is futo ? Where is imo poly ?
Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Biafrarep(m): 11:00pm On Mar 10
Nowenuse:


Pls there was no mischief intended in this measurement... Nkpor, Obosi & Nkwelle are the major satellite towns/suburbs of Onitsha and they were added.. Should Ogbunike & Oba be added too?

Almost the entire Anambra state is urbanized... If you want to include everywhere into Onitsha, you will end up measuring the entire Anambra state.

Onitsha is densely populated, but in terms of Landmass. No.


Using landmass to guage a city can be misleading. This is because some cities maximize land use while others waste it. For instance, in most other parts of Nigeria, bungalow and one storey buildings are prevalent but in the East, people hardly build bungalows. In cities like Onitsha and Aba, you can see large blocks of highrise buildings stretching for as far as your eyes can see. So population density per square kilometer will be very high unlike places like Kano, Ibadan, Abuja etc where low buildings are more in number.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Upworkwriter007: 11:00pm On Mar 10
Alexanity:

Wetin be okeja, abeg keep it at Lagos, Lagos is a city, a state, an economy on it's just like London or New York. Ikeja just much like a small quarter, ikeja by itself does not qualify as a city,
Lagos does not have a city, its made up of towns. op Lagos is not a city. ....By the way, this stuff is trash........Small Abuja, airport road to nyanya abuja don finish......
Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by LegendHer0: 11:02pm On Mar 10
Nowenuse:


Thank you very much for this enlightenment..
If these places you mentioned are added, then Ibadan could be up to 600km²... Still not enough to displace Abuja.

No hatred intended, but personally I feel Ibadan an urban area so large in size is not living up to it's potentials... Imagine Ibadan being bigger than Kano, but it cannot compare Kano in terms of finance, businesses, industries, infrastructure and cosmopolitanism.
Ibadan, as well as many other Yoruba cities are experiencing a very serious brain drain if you ask me.
Lagos is taking away all Yoruba elites, intellectuals and entrepreneurs and this is not really good.

You shouldn't compare Ibadan to Kano especially after the current system of government which took real power away from the regions.

Kano is like the Lagos of the North. Infrastructure, business, etc. will be more concentrated in Kano going by normal rule of thumb because Kano is the major meeting point of the North.

Ibadan is still doing far better than Kano when you compare certain socio-economic metrics with that of Kano.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Upworkwriter007: 11:02pm On Mar 10
Nowenuse:


Thank you very much for this enlightenment..
If these places you mentioned are added, then Ibadan could be up to 600km²... Still not enough to displace Abuja.

No hatred intended, but personally I feel Ibadan an urban area so large in size is not living up to it's potentials... Imagine Ibadan being bigger than Kano, but it cannot compare Kano in terms of finance, businesses, industries, infrastructure and cosmopolitanism.
Ibadan, as well as many other Yoruba cities are experiencing a very serious brain drain if you ask me.
Lagos is taking away all Yoruba elites, intellectuals and entrepreneurs and this is not really good.
,....Wait ooo, do you know Ibadan? or which Ibadan are we saying sef? kano is the economic capital of the north, but the rate at which Ibadan's population is exploding is very massive. .......
But Abj is not big,......abj municipal is not big at all....compared to urban areas in ibadan? common i know this two states like i know the back of my hands... this stat doesn't reflect the true stat of things .

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 11:02pm On Mar 10
mrvitalis:

Bros u still measured rubbish in umuahia why leave out umudike ? Why is it a separate town

See how u measured others but Igbo cities u minimise what are u trying to portray ?

See how u added bushes to kaduna and Jos just to make them look big ...seee how u measured ibadan from high level but zoomed it to measure igbos cites Bros u na scam

You see, you Igbos always have a victim mentality even when the situation does not warrant it and believe you me, this kind of mentality never helps anyone.

These measurements were carried out by a friend of mine who lives in Germany, you can see that the language of measurement is in German. And to burst your bubble, he is an Igbo man! Yes you heard me right.

A Yoruba person enlightened me on how 1 or 2 suburbs of Ibadan were left out in the measurement, but he did not go all out sentimental as you are now doing. ...

In this measurement, this Igbo friend of mine did not include Mararaban Jos (a suburb of Kaduna) to his measurement. Ibafo was not included in the Lagos measurement. Same with parts of Abuja ... That was why I have a disclaimer above.

If Umudike is added to Umuahia, will it make Umuahia up to 200km²? One or 2 suburbs cannot be more than 10km².

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by mrvitalis(m): 11:04pm On Mar 10
Nowenuse:


You see, you Igbos always have a victim mentality even when the situation does not warrant it and believe you me, this kind of mentality never helps anyone.

These measurements were carried out by a friend of mine who lives in Germany, you can see that the language of measurement is in German. And to burst your bubble, he is an Igbo man! Yes you heard me right.

A Yoruba person enlightened me on how 1 or 2 suburbs of Ibadan were left out in the measurement, but he did not go all out sentimental as you are now doing. ...

In this measurement, this Igbo friend of mine did not include Mararaban Jos (a suburb of Kaduna) to his measurement. Ibafo was not included in the Lagos measurement. Same with parts of Abuja ... That was why I have a disclaimer above.

If Umudike is added to Umuahia, will it make Umuahia up to 200km²? One or 2 suburbs cannot be more than 10km².
Bla bla bla
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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Area4Area: 11:11pm On Mar 10
For Onitsha, you left out some parts of Ogidi, Oba, Awada, Nkwelle, Ogbunike and Nkpor especially that Nkpor-uno and Eke Nkpor areas. So many places you left out
Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by myobjective: 11:13pm On Mar 10
LegendHer0:


You shouldn't compare Ibadan to Kano especially after the current system of government which took real power away from the regions.

Kano is like the Lagos of the North. Infrastructure, business, etc. will be more concentrated in Kano going by normal rule of thumb because Kano is the major meeting point of the North.

Ibadan is still doing good when you compare some certain socio-economic metrics with that of Kano.

Bro, believe me, Ibadan is better than Kano, I have been to both city and I can tell. The modern part of Kano is much smaller than that of Ibadan.

Apart from the oil-producing states and Lagos, Kano earn the highest revenue from the federation account due to her perceived population and the number of local government, so it should more be developed as it is also easier to develop infrastructure like road in the north-west than south-west due to rainfall and soil condition.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 11:13pm On Mar 10
mrvitalis:

Bros your trick just rubbish .... anyone taking u serious is just wasting time

Where is futo ? Where is imo poly ?

Can you see that there is a red and white line measurement in these maps?

The red line are the places Google maps officially define as that city.... However, the white lines are gotten by zooming to see the extent of urbanization...

I'm sure you have a laptop? Why don't you do these measurements yourself and come post it here to buttress your points.

See the way you are childishly crying asking for FUTO and Imo poly as if Google maps will capture every single name of every building from thousands of feets above.

And for you to say that bushes were measured in Kaduna & Jos shows how deluded you are.

This is Jos below, follow the white lines and not the red lines... The white lines were what we used for measurement!
The only bushy part within the white lines of Jos measurement is the JOS WILDLIFE PARK! This wildlife park is an integral part of Jos city, it is not a forest outside the city, there are suburbs surrounding every part of that wildlife park.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Upworkwriter007: 11:14pm On Mar 10
myobjective:


Bro, believe me, Ibadan is better than Kano, I have been to both city and I can tell. The modern part of Kano is much smaller than that of Ibadan.

Apart from the oil-producing states and Lagos, Kano earn the highest revenue from the federation account due to her perceived population and the number of local government, so it should more be developed as it is also easier to develop infrastructure like road in the north-west than south-west due to rainfall and soil condition.

The person who did this measurement is very funny.
Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by myobjective: 11:16pm On Mar 10
Upworkwriter007:
Lagos does not have a city, its made up of towns. op lagos is not a city. ....By the way this stuff is trash....for abuja to make it to number one......Small abuja, airport road to nyanya Abuja don finish.

He is actually right about Abuja. Abuja municipal actual include the city centre, Kuje, Kubwa, Suleja axis, Gwagalada, Mararaba etc. But ghe actual city center is actually small.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Upworkwriter007: 11:18pm On Mar 10
myobjective:


He is actually right about Abuja. Abuja municipal actual include the city centre, Kuje, Kubwa, Suleja axis, Gwagalada, Mararaba etc. But ghe actual city center is actually small.
mararaba is in nassarawa.....suleja is in niger state.....If Kuje to Nyaya is far, then you need to check the urban areas of ib out...Olodo is an urban area in IB that the guy left out...i know this areas bro

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by Nowenuse: 11:19pm On Mar 10
Area4Area:
For Onitsha, you left out some parts of Ogidi, Oba, Awada, Nkwelle, Ogbunike and Nkpor especially that Nkpor-uno and Eke Nkpor areas. So many places you left out

Nkwelle & Nkpor were fully included, look at it well. It is Ogbunike and Oba that were not included. ...

Anambra has a similar problem with Lagos state ...Almost every part of the state is urbanized and many towns are merged together. You will end up including Nnewi, Awka & Ozubulu if you follow town to town measurement for Onitsha.

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Re: 25 Largest Cities/urban Areas In Nigeria By Landmass by LegendHer0: 11:21pm On Mar 10
myobjective:


Bro, believe me, Ibadan is better than Kano, I have been to both city and I can tell. The modern part of Kano is much smaller than that of Ibadan.

Apart from the oil-producing states and Lagos, Kano earn the highest revenue from the federation account due to her perceived population and the number of local government, so it should more be developed as it is also easier to develop infrastructure like road in the north-west than south-west due to rainfall and soil condition.

Yes, that is exactly what I am trying to point out about Kano. If you compare most socio-economic metrics of Ibadan and Kano, Ibadan will beat Kano hands down.

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