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Before and after independence in 1960, Nigeria was a federation of three Regions: Northern, Western, and Eastern. Provinces were also used in colonial times. In 1963, two provinces were detached from the Western Region to form the new Mid-Western Region. In 1967, the regions were replaced by 12 states due to a military decree; only the former Mid-Western Region escaped division, and formed a single state following the restructuring. From 1967 to 1970 the areas of Mid-Western State and the Eastern Region attempted to secede, as Biafra. In 1976, seven new states were created, making 19 altogether; the Federal Capital Territory (now called Abuja) was formally established in 1991. In 1987 two new states were established, followed by another nine in 1991, bringing the total to 30. The latest change, in 1996, resulted in the present number of 36 states.
Current States and FCTA clickable map of Nigeria exhibiting its 36 states and federal capital territory.
Federal Capital Territory: Abuja
Former state boundaries
During this period, there were 30 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
During this period, there were 21 states and,
later, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
During this period, there were 19 states.
During this period, there were 12 states.
During this period, there were 4 regions.
During this period, there were 3 regions.
Regions States 1960 1967 1976 1987 1991 1996 Eastern Cross-River Akwa Ibom Cross-River East Central Imo Abia Imo Anambra Anambra Enugu Enugu Ebonyi (also includes part of old Abia) Rivers Bayelsa Rivers Mid-Western (1963) Mid-Western Bendel Delta Edo Western Lagos Western Ogun Ondo Ekiti Ondo Oyo Osun Oyo Northern Benue-Plateau Benue Plateau Nasarawa Plateau Kano Jigawa Kano Kwara Kwara Kogi (also includes part of old Benue) North Central Kaduna Kaduna Katsina North Western Niger Sokoto Kebbi Sokoto Sokoto Zamfara North Eastern Bauchi Bauchi Gombe Borno Borno Yobe Gongola Adamawa Taraba
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States of Nigeria
Abia · Abuja Federal Capital Territory · Adamawa · Akwa Ibom · Anambra · Bauchi · Bayelsa · Benue · Borno · Cross River · Delta · Ebonyi · Edo · Ekiti · Enugu · Gombe · Imo · Jigawa · Kaduna · Kano · Katsina · Kebbi · Kogi · Kwara · Lagos · Nasarawa · Niger · Ogun · Ondo · Osun · Oyo · Plateau · Rivers · Sokoto · Taraba · Yobe · Zamfara
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