Minna is the capital of the state of Niger in Nigeria.
The city has a population of 335 905 inhabitants ( 2012 calculation ).
Minna is the economic center of the region and the seat of the Federal University of Technology. The town has road links with many neighboring towns and station is a railway line from Kano in the north to Ibadan and Lagos in the south. Minna has an airport, the Minna Airport. Abuja, the Nigerian capital, is 150km away.
Because Minna is located at a historic route of the Trans-Saharan trade, Islam is rooted in the city. It is home to many mosques and Muslim organizations. Sons of the city are the writer Ben Okri, Cyprian Ekwensi and and the President Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar.