Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is a federal territory in central Nigeria. The capital is Abuja, which is also the national capital.

Federal Capital Territory
Flag of Federal Capital Territory
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Location of Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria
Location of Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria
Coordinates: 8°50′N 7°10′E / 8.833°N 7.167°E / 8.833; 7.167Coordinates: 8°50′N 7°10′E / 8.833°N 7.167°E / 8.833; 7.167
Country Nigeria
Date created3 February 1976
CapitalAbuja
Government
 • MinistryFederal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA)
 • Minister[1]Mohammed Musa Bello
 • Permanent SecretaryAjakaiye Babatope
Area
 • Total7,315 km2 (2,824 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 Census)1
 • Total1,406,239
 • Estimate 
(2011 estimate)
2,238,800[2]
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
GDP
Time zoneUTC+01 (WAT)
ISO 3166 codeNG-FC
HDI (2018)0.640[3]
medium · 8th of 37
Websitefct.gov.ng
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References[change | change source]


  1. See List of Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria) for a list of prior ministers
  2. "Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)". City Population. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.