From Wikipedia
city, capital city, big city
Inception1828 Edit
Official nameAbuja Edit
Native labelAbuja Edit
DemonymAbujanais, Abujanaise Edit
CountryNigeria Edit
Capital ofNigeria, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria), Abuja Municipal Edit
Dem locate for de administrative territorial entity insydFederal Capital Territory (Nigeria) Edit
Located in time zoneUTC+01:00 Edit
Coordinate location9°3′20″N 7°29′29″E Edit
Member ofWorld Tourism Cities Federation Edit
Twinned administrative bodyBrasília Edit
Language of work or nameAfroasiatic Edit
Official websitehttps://www.fcta.gov.ng/ Edit
Time of earliest written record1700 Edit
Category for the view of the itemCategory:Views of Abuja Edit

Abuja (/əˈbuːdʒə/)[1] be de capital den eighth most populous city for Nigeria.[2] Edey de centre of de country wey dey within de Federal Capital Territory (FCT), dem plan go build de city mainly insyd de 1980s based on a master plan by International Planning Associates (IPA),[3][4] be consortium for three American planning den architecture firms wey dey make up of Wallace, Roberts, McHarg & Todd (WRMT – a group of architects) as demma lead, Archisystems International (subsidiary for de Howard Hughes Corporation), den Planning Research Corporation. De Central Business District for Abuja dem design am by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange.[5][6][7] Dem replace Lagos, de country ein most populous city, as de capital for 12 December 1991.[8][9]

Abuja ein geography dem define am by Aso Rock, a 400-metre (1,300 ft) monolith left by water erosion. De Presidential Complex, National Assembly,[10] Supreme Court den much of de city dem extend am go south for de rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre (2,598 ft) monolith, edey lie just north for de city wey dey de expressway to Kaduna.[11]

At de 2006 census, de city for Abuja gey a population of 776,298[12] den 179,674 households[13] wey dey make am one of demma ten most populous cities insyd Nigeria (placing eighth as of 2006). According to de United Nations, Abuja grow by 139.7% as edey between 2000 den 2010, wey edey make am de fastest growing city insyd de world.[14] As of 2015, de city dey experience an annual growth for de least 35%, retaining ein position as de fastest-growing city for de African continent den one of de fastest-growing insyd de world.[15][16] As of 2016, de metropolitan area for Abuja be estimate say at six million people, wey dey place am behind only Lagos as de most populous metro area insyd Nigeria.[17][18]

Education[edit | edit source]

Dem sanso know Abuja as one of de states insyd Nigeria wey dey provide quality post-secondary education. E speedily dey cam turn attraction give students secof de presence of both public den private universities wey dey grow.[19]

Universities[edit | edit source]

  • African University of Science and Technology[20]
  • Baze University[21]
  • National Open University of Nigeria[22]
  • Nile University of Nigeria[23][24][25]
  • University of Abuja[26]
  • Veritas University[27][28]
  • Philomath University[29]

International schools[edit | edit source]

  • The Centagon International School, Maitama[30]
  • American International School of Abuja[31]
  • Whiteplains British School, Jabi[32][33]
  • École Française Marcel Pagnol
  • Abraham Lincoln American Academy, Abuja

Natural resources[edit | edit source]

Abuja be one of de cities wey dem endow plus natural resources for Nigeria insyd, wey dis resources dey serve as raw materials give pharmaceutical, food processing, medicinal den oda processing companies, wey dem sanso be useful give commercial purposes, den as sources of food. Among dis materials dey include:

Mineral Raw Materials[edit | edit source]

  • Clay
  • Gold
  • Tin
  • Feldspar
  • Tantalite
  • Cassiterite
  • Marble
  • Talc
  • Dolomite


Agro Raw Materials[edit | edit source]

  • Maize[36]
  • Groundnut
  • Sorghum

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Honorary citizens[edit | edit source]

People dem award de Honorary citizenship of Abuja be:

Date Name Notes

February 2016

Joachim Gauck (24 January 1940–) Germany ein Presido (2012–2017)[1]
4 July 2018 Emmanuel Macron (21 December 1977–) France ein Presido (2017–)[37]
30 August 2018 Rt. Hon. Theresa May (1 October 1956–) Prime Minister of de United Kingdom (2016–2019)[38]

References[edit | edit source]

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