Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT ) is the capital territory of the Nigerian capital Abuja.


The territory is located in the geographic center of the country and bordered to the northwest and west by the Niger State, in the northeast on the Kaduna State, on the southwest by the state of Kogi, in the east and southeast by the state of Nassarawa.


The census of 26 March 2006 showed 1,405,201 inhabitants for the Federal Capital Territory. The population density is 192 inhabitants per square kilometer. When counting on 26 November 1991 371 674 people lived in the territory.


The territory was formed from parts of the former states of Benue - Plateau, North - Central and North -West. As the area was sparsely populated ( 250,000 inhabitants), resulted from the decision in 1976 to build the city of Abuja, resettlement in a resettlement village in the north of Suleja. The master plan was 1978/79 carried out for 3 million inhabitants of the International Planning Association (IPA ) under the Director for Planning and Architecture Heinz Schwarzenbach. The first planning section foresaw 1.5 million inhabitants. To relieve the core city Abuja next to the county seat Gwagwalada four small towns along the Lokoja - Kaduna Road ( A2) were planned. At the detailed planning many renowned international architectural and engineering firms were involved, including many German offices and construction companies, such as FC Trapp, Berger and Gauff.


The area of FCT was divided into six administrative units: Abuja Municipal ( Garki ), Abaji, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kwali and Kuje.


Abia | 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 | Nassarawa | Niger | Ogun | Ondo | Osun | Oyo | plateau | Rivers | Sokoto | Taraba | Yobe | Zamfara Federal Capital Territory

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