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Which State Is The Smallest In Nigeria – 

The question, ‘Which State Is The Smallest In Nigeria’, is a very popular question among Nigerians.

In this article, we intend to answer the question. Our answer will be based on fact.

The following is the list of all 36 states of the country and the federal capital, alongside their corresponding area:

 

1.) Niger State — 76,363 km square

2.) Borno State — 70,898 km square

3.) Taraba State — 54,473 km square

4.) Kaduna State — 46,053 km square

5.) Bauchi State — 45,837 km square

6.) Yobe State — 45,502 km square

7.) Zamfara State — 39,762 km square

8.) Adamawa State — 36,917 km square

9.) Kwara State — 36,825 km square

10.) Kebbi State — 36,800 km square

11.) Benue State — 34,059 km square

12.) Plateau State — 30,913 km square

13.) Kogi State — 29,833 km square

14.) Oyo State — 28,454 km square

15.) Nasarawa State — 27,117 km square

16.) Sokoto State — 25,973 km square

17.) Katsina State — 24,192 km square

18.) Jigawa State — 23,154 km square

19.) Cross River State — 20,156 km square

20.) Kano State — 20,131 km square

21.) Gombe State — 18,768 km square

22.) Edo State — 17,802 km square

23.) Delta State — 17,698 km square

24.) Ogun State — 16,762 km square

25.) Ondo State — 15,500 km square

26.) Rivers State — 11,077 km square

27.) Bayelsa State — 10,773 km square

28.) Osun State — 9,251 km square

29.) Federal Capital Territory — 7,315 km square

30.) Enugu State — 7,161 km square

31.) Akwa Ibom State — 7,081 km square

32.) Ekiti State — 6,353 km square

33.) Abia State — 6,320 km square

34.) Ebonyi State — 5,670 km square

35.) Imo State — 5,530 km square

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36.) Anambra State — 4,844 km square

37.) Lagos State — 3,345 km square

 

From the list, it can be clearly seen that Lagos State is the smallest state in the country, with an area of 3,345 km square.

Lagos is about 22 times smaller than the largest state in the country.

The size of Lagos State might trick people into making some wrong assumptions about the state. However, some people will be stunned by the following facts.

Lagos is the most populous state in Nigeria — the state with the highest population. Lagos State is the economically most important state in the country — the most important state in terms of economy.

It is the busiest state in the country. It can exist as an independent country. Furthermore, if the state becomes a country, it will be a better country than the rest of Nigeria.

Not only that, Nigeria without Lagos State will drop greatly on Africa’s ranking of important countries. The following are some popular towns and cities in Lagos: Lekki, Lagos, Lekki, Epe, Ikorodu, Eko Atlantic, Badagry and Ojo.

The state is home to a good number of institutions like the University of Lagos, Lagos State College Of Health Technology, Lagos State University, Lagos Business School, Caleb University, Yaba College of Technology and Lagos State Polytechnic.

 

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