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Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by SouthEastFacts: 8:54am On Jun 14
Demographia recently released the largest built-up urban area in the world for 2021. Here's how Nigeria's top 15 cities compare with the rest of the world and their estimated population.

Lagos

Position in Nigeria: 1
Position in the World: 20
Estimated Population: 15.5 million

Onitsha

Position in Nigeria: 2
Position in the World: 64
Estimated Population: 6.9 million

Kano

Position in Nigeria: 3
Position in the World: 105
Estimated Population: 4.6 million

Note: we could clearly see that both Lagos and Onitsha are more populated than Kano according to international estimates.

Ibadan

Position in Nigeria: 4
Position in the World: 141
Estimated Population: 3.7 million

Abuja

Position in Nigeria: 5
Position in the World: 152
Estimated Population: 3.5 million

Benin City

Position in Nigeria: 6
Position in the World: 287
Estimated Population: 1.9 million

Port Harcourt

Position in Nigeria: 7
Position in the World: 324
Estimated Population: 1.7 million

Kaduna

Position in Nigeria: 8
Position in the World: 331
Estimated Population: 1.6 million

Benin City and Port Harcourt are more populated than Kaduna City. It seems the North inflates its population figures.

Enugu

Position in Nigeria: 9
Position in the World: 423
Estimated Population: 1.3 million

Ilorin

Position in Nigeria: 10
Position in the World: 434
Estimated Population: 1.2 million

Aba

Position in Nigeria: 11
Position in the World: 450
Estimated Population: 1.2 million

At position 450, Aba is one of the most built-up urban cities in the world. The city is more built-up than the capital of Czech Republic Prague (464), Seville in Spain (487) and the capital of Serbia, Belgrade (491).

Warri

Position in Nigeria: 12
Position in the World: 500
Estimated Population: 1.1 million

Nsukka

Position in Nigeria: 13
Position in the World: 536
Estimated Population: 995k

Nsukka is a village in Enugu and home to the Univeristy of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

Maidugari

Position in Nigeria: 14
Position in the World: 594
Estimated Population: 879k

Despite being war-torn, Maiduguri is one of the most built-up urban in Nigeria. Impressive!!!

Jos

Position in Nigeria: 15
Position in the World: 602
Estimated Population: 867

Next time you want to insult your country, just know that Lagos ad Onitsha are more built-up than these heavy-weight global cities;

1. Dubai
2. Madrid
3. Singapore
4. Accra
5. Milan
6. Barcelona
7. Cape Town
8. Kuwait City (capital of Kuwait)
9. Detroit
10. Athens
11. Rome
12. Manchester City

http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by jimyjames(m): 9:01am On Jun 14
Onitsha amaka grin
the real dot in a big empty cycle

Look at where almighty Ibadan which some people claim is bigger than the 5 igbo states put together is? undecided

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by FBIBOT(m): 9:09am On Jun 14
Interesting

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by IgweOfNnewi: 9:10am On Jun 14
Ok

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by IgweOfNnewi: 9:13am On Jun 14
jimyjames:
Onitsha amaka grin
the real dot in a big empty cycle

Look at where almighty Ibadan which some people claim is bigger than the 5 igbo states put together is? undecided
See the wide margin between Lagos and onitsha, the dot are really the darkest spot in the history of Nigeria, dot of criminality since 1914

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by SecretReporter(f): 9:15am On Jun 14
Built up or whatever you think you want to gain, what matters is the people being happy, comparing Czech republic with one state in Nigeria is really funny

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by jimyjames(m): 9:15am On Jun 14
IgweOfNnewi:
See the wide margin between Lagos and onitsha, the dot are really the darkest spot in the history of Nigeria, dot of criminality since 1914

Lagos no man's land dominated by the dots grin tell me about Ibadan not Lagos no man's land

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by updatechange(m): 9:19am On Jun 14
Good one for naija but this thing get as e be sha!

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Nigercity: 9:21am On Jun 14
I wonder how we all believe that ilorin is more populated than Aba
Like
I have been to both cities
Remove unilorin from ilorin
I see nothing there,

Maybe they were only talking about ABA (not including the metropolitan area, like Ariaria, osisioma, obingwa and ugwunagbor which are actually more populated than Aba city itself)

Cos by all standard ABA as a City is has a population far above 1.6 million
If you have been to the City, you will actually know that

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Nigercity: 9:24am On Jun 14
Nigercity:
I wonder how we all believe that ilorin is more populated than Aba
Like
I have been to both cities
Remove unilorin from ilorin
I see nothing there,

Maybe they were only talking about ABA (not including the metropolitan area, like Ariaria, osisioma, obingwa and ugwunagbor which are actually more populated than Aba city itself)

The same way the told us in 2006 that Benin was more populated than pH
Which is even laughable

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Asgard73: 9:24am On Jun 14
Igbos are resilient

Call the developers... either as taunt or real.. that’s who they’re

Apart from Kano Warri

The rest Na igbos .... developed.

Mention with sense ... and must be a traveler that have been to those states to mention.

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by SouthEastFacts: 9:25am On Jun 14
SecretReporter:
Built up or whatever you think you want to gain, what matters is the people being happy, comparing Czech republic with one state in Nigeria is really funny
Do you understand what it means to build up?

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Asgard73: 9:27am On Jun 14
Nigercity:
I wonder how we all believe that ilorin is more populated than Aba
Like
I have been to both cities
Remove unilorin from ilorin
I see nothing there,

Maybe they were only talking about ABA (not including the metropolitan area, like Ariaria, osisioma, obingwa and ugwunagbor which are actually more populated than Aba city itself)

How can ilorin be more populated than Aba..

Na who never reach there... have you seen a traffic hold up in ilorin or even kwara state as a whole?

As for Benin being populated than port Harcourt grin
Na normal Edo man hype.

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by IgweOfNnewi: 9:28am On Jun 14
jimyjames:


Lagos no man's land dominated by the dots grin tell me about Ibadan not Lagos no man's land
Just like Anambra owns by igala people, dot dominate our prisons

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Asgard73: 9:29am On Jun 14
jimyjames:


Lagos no man's land dominated by the dots grin tell me about Ibadan not Lagos no man's land

Don’t mind those people that have deserted their states .. all is ghosted
Once you call a Yoruba state .. instead make them Dey proud .. Na to quickly mention Lagos.

What about the remaining five Yoruba states?

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Asgard73: 9:30am On Jun 14
Yoruba don turn am to competition.. no be NBS statistics so e no favor them. One don go carry ancient text book grin

This Yoruba people too funny

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by tamdun: 9:31am On Jun 14
Nigercity:
I wonder how we all believe that ilorin is more populated than Aba
Like
I have been to both cities
Remove unilorin from ilorin
I see nothing there,

Maybe they were only talking about ABA (not including the metropolitan area, like Ariaria, osisioma, obingwa and ugwunagbor which are actually more populated than Aba city itself)

Cos by all standard ABA as a City is has a population far above 1.6 million
If you have been to the City, you will actually know that
If unilorin is the only landmark thing u see in ilorin then u are a liar

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by tamdun: 9:32am On Jun 14
Asgard73:
Yoruba don turn am to competition.. no be NBS statistics so e no favor them. One don go carry ancient text book grin

This Yoruba people too funny
Yea, Lagos, Ibadan and ilorin are Igboland

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Nigercity: 9:32am On Jun 14
IgweOfNnewi:
Just like Anambra owns by igala people, dot dominate our prisons

Ogbeni tribalism has succeed in destroying your mental health,
There is more to life than tribalism,
Must you always rush to Nairaland to display this childish on every single post, even post that are not politically related...

Go get yourself a life bro!

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by jimyjames(m): 9:34am On Jun 14
IgweOfNnewi:
Just like Anambra owns by igala people, dot dominate our prisons
My friend stop shifting goal post, Onitsha just crippled Ibadan the one you all boast is bigger than 5 igbo states put together, we kept telling you all development is not measured by landmass una no gree, Ibadan is a big empty slum city deal with it

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Nigercity: 9:36am On Jun 14
Asgard73:


How can ilorin be more populated than Aba..

Na who never reach there... have you seen a traffic hold up in ilorin or even kwara state as a whole?

As for Benin being populated than port Harcourt grin
Na normal Edo man hype.

Lolz
I grew up in lag
And has been to they mentioned places,
Ilorin nd Benin are more populated online than in reality,
Even a Google Earth view can tell you this

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by jimyjames(m): 9:37am On Jun 14
Asgard73:


Don’t mind those people that have deserted their states .. all is ghosted
Once you call a Yoruba state .. instead make them Dey proud .. Na to quickly mention Lagos.

What about the remaining five Yoruba states?

They all left the 5 Yoruba states to Lagos, 90% of the Yorubas in Lagos are not indigenes of Lagos

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Nigercity: 9:41am On Jun 14
tamdun:

If unilorin is the only landmark thing u see in ilorin then u are a liar

Oya mention companies in ilorin
Let's compare with those in Aba,
How many industrial estate are in ilorin?
Let's compare with those in Aba

Or you think Gamno market or new kehinde market is anything close to Ezikwu market in ABA! (Let's not even call ahia ohuru, or Ariaria market)

How about posting area views of Ilorin let's compare with that of ABA,
Is there a golf course in ilorin,
Or you haven't seen the ones in Aba

Remember ilorin nah shaa state capital, which Aba hasn't ever been

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by tamdun: 9:42am On Jun 14
Nigercity:


Oya mention companies in ilorin
Let's compare with those in Aba,
How many industrial estate are in ilorin?
Let's compare with those in Aba

Or you think Gamno market or new kehinde market is anything there Ezikwu market in ABA! (Let's not even call ahia ohuru, or Ariaria market)
How about posting area views of Ilorin let's compare with that of ABA,
Is there a golf course in ilorin,
Or you haven't seen the ones in Aba

Remember ilorin than shaa state capital, which Aba hasn't ever been
U said the only thing u see is unilorin, that's why I called you a liar

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by joyandfaith: 9:47am On Jun 14
SouthEastFacts:
Demographia recently released the largest built-up urban area in the world for 2021. Here's how Nigeria's top 15 cities compare with the rest of the world and their estimated population.

Lagos

Position in Nigeria: 1
Position in the World: 20
Estimated Population: 15.5 million

Onitsha

Position in Nigeria: 2
Position in the World: 64
Estimated Population: 6.9 million

Kano

Position in Nigeria: 3
Position in the World: 105
Estimated Population: 4.6 million

Note: we could clearly see that both Lagos and Onitsha are more populated than Kano according to international estimates.

Ibadan

Position in Nigeria: 4
Position in the World: 141
Estimated Population: 3.7 million

Abuja

Position in Nigeria: 5
Position in the World: 152
Estimated Population: 3.5 million

Benin City

Position in Nigeria: 6
Position in the World: 287
Estimated Population: 1.9 million

Port Harcourt

Position in Nigeria: 7
Position in the World: 324
Estimated Population: 1.7 million

Kaduna

Position in Nigeria: 8
Position in the World: 331
Estimated Population: 1.6 million

Benin City and Port Harcourt are more populated than Kaduna City. It seems the North inflates its population figures.

Enugu

Position in Nigeria: 9
Position in the World: 423
Estimated Population: 1.3 million

Ilorin

Position in Nigeria: 10
Position in the World: 434
Estimated Population: 1.2 million

Aba

Position in Nigeria: 11
Position in the World: 450
Estimated Population: 1.2 million

At position 450, Aba is one of the most built-up urban cities in the world. The city is more built-up than the capital of Czech Republic Prague (464), Seville in Spain (487) and the capital of Serbia, Belgrade (491).

Warri

Position in Nigeria: 12
Position in the World: 500
Estimated Population: 1.1 million

Nsukka

Position in Nigeria: 13
Position in the World: 536
Estimated Population: 995k

Nsukka is a village in Enugu and home to the Univeristy of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

Maidugari

Position in Nigeria: 14
Position in the World: 594
Estimated Population: 879k

Despite being war-torn, Maiduguri is one of the most built-up urban in Nigeria. Impressive!!!

Jos

Position in Nigeria: 15
Position in the World: 602
Estimated Population: 867

Next time you want to insult your country, just know that Lagos ad Onitsha are more built-up than these heavy-weight global cities;

1. Dubai
2. Madrid
3. Singapore
4. Accra
5. Milan
6. Barcelona
7. Cape Town
8. Kuwait City (capital of Kuwait)
9. Detroit
10. Athens
11. Rome
12. Manchester City

http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf

Nigeria is a joke. No wonder FG is afraid of another census.

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by theTranslator: 9:52am On Jun 14
When did population density become a plus? grin cheesy

Chai
IPOB are deranged shocked shocked

And how is Onitsha 6.9 million?
If only Onitsha is 6.9 shocked
Then Anambra state will be 25 million grin
Demographia has taken some real bad weed grin grin

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by celeiyke: 9:59am On Jun 14
Nsukka is a village in Enugu State kwa!!!

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by IGBOSON1: 10:05am On Jun 14
It's statistics like these that make me give up on Nigeria! Imagine taking from Peter and handing over to Paul....even when Paul despises Peter!

Look at Onitsha, that's the second most populated and cosmopolitan area in Nigeria...the city get's next to nothing by way of federal infrastructure, recognition and assistance! Almost all it's developmental and governance challenges are left to the Anambra state gov't to manage! This is as the evil gov't in Abuja is stealing their hydrocarbons and refusing to recognise them as a oil producing state!

Then there's kano, that has benefited from the ridiculous number of LGAs the northern miliatry oligarchs handed over to them! They also benefit financially from the ojoro census whereby they receive a lot more than Anambra from the federation account! All these are the financial benefits you know and hear of.....over the past decades, the cunning muslim northern rulers of Nigeria have devised many other stealthy ways to greedily corner even more of Nigerias' resources to their region!

Lagos, as we all know, benefited from a lot of federal gov't infrastructure! The present Nigerian political-economy in play has also benefitted them by way of the pre-eminent commercial and industrial status the city holds in 'one Nigeria'! This city, owned and invested in by ALL Nigerians is presently being administratively controlled by just one ethnic group as we speak! When you ask them, they will tell you the capital of the country moved to Abuja since 1991 (i think that was the year) and so you should remove your 'covetous' eye from Lagos because it now belongs to them....and they're even doing you a 'favour' by allowing you to live there! lipsrsealed

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by IGBOSON1: 10:11am On Jun 14
joyandfaith:


Nigeria is a joke. No wonder FG is afraid of another census.

With Buhari and his gang in charge, don't hold out any hopes of having any census result worth the paper its typed on! They will sit in a room and look at what was given to Onitsha and Lagos, and then adjust their figures for Kano accordingly! wink

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Oksman(m): 10:17am On Jun 14
Nigercity:


Ogbeni tribalism has succeed in destroying your mental health,
There is more to life than tribalism,
Must you always rush to Nairaland to display this childish on every single post, even post that are not politically related...

Go get yourself a life bro!

I wonder, sometimes I really get irritated from their comments. Nitwits whose only asset is owning an android phone to display their illiteracy because it's a faceless forum.

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Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Kingluqman(m): 10:47am On Jun 14
Do we call this a good news or as usual grin
Re: Nigeria's Largest Built-up Urban Areas In 2021 - Demographia by Goke7: 10:57am On Jun 14
IGBOSON1:
It's statistics like these that make me give up on Nigeria! Imagine taking from Peter and handing over to Paul....even when Paul despises Peter!

Look at Onitsha, that's the second most populated and cosmopolitan area in Nigeria...the city get's next to nothing by way of federal infrastructure, recognition and assistance! Almost all it's developmental and governance challenges are left to the Anambra state gov't to manage! This is as the evil gov't in Abuja is stealing their hydrocarbons and refusing to recognise them as a oil producing state!

Then there's kano, that has benefited from the ridiculous number of LGAs the northern miliatry oligarchs handed over to them! They also benefit financially from the ojoro census whereby they receive a lot more than Anambra from the federation account! All these are the financial benefits you know and hear of.....over the past decades, the cunning muslim northern rulers of Nigeria have devised many other stealthy ways to greedily corner even more of Nigerias' resources to their region!

Lagos, as we all know, benefited from a lot of federal gov't infrastructure! The present Nigerian political-economy in play has also benefitted them by way of the pre-eminent commercial and industrial status the city holds in 'one Nigeria'! This city, owned and invested in by ALL Nigerians is presently being administratively controlled by just one ethnic group as we speak! When you ask them, they will tell you the capital of the country moved to Abuja since 1991 (i think that was the year) and so you should remove your 'covetous' eye from Lagos because it now belongs to them....and they're even doing you a 'favour' by allowing you to live there! lipsrsealed

The second Niger bridge being built will serve Kano abi? Why are you guys so greedy?

Even if everything is given to you guys, you will still complain and murmur. I just tire for Una matter.

The Buhari you guys hate is the one making second Niger bridge possible which will open up onitsha more. omo you guys are heartless

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