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View of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria
View of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), located just north of the confluence of the Niger and Benue River.
Image: Bryn Pinzgauer

About Abuja

Abuja LogoSatellite view is showing Abuja, the national capital of Nigeria. The city is located almost in the center of the country north of the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers.

It officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991, when the military junta of Ibrahim Babangida relocated the capital from Lagos to Abuja.

The city is under ongoing development, and some of the government ministries are still in Lagos, the country's primary city and the real center of business in the country.

Abuja National Mosque of Nigeria
Abuja National Mosque, it is the national mosque of Nigeria, a country with one of the largest Muslim populations in West Africa (about 50% of Nigeria's population).
Photo: Shiraz Chakera
Abuja has an estimated population of 1 million inhabitants in its urban area, 2 million live in its several sprawling suburbs and satellite towns. Official language is English.

Abuja is a planned city, it was picked to be the capital of Nigeria in 1976, but construction was slow and expensive, obstructed also by the deeply entrenched corruption in the country.

Located in the city, in the Three Arms Zone, is the Presidential Complex, it consists of the "State House" and "The Aso Rock Presidential Villa", the palatial residence of the president, the National Assembly, and the Supreme Court of Nigeria, as well as several other federal buildings.

Among Abuja's landmarks are the National Mosque, the neo-gothic National Church of Nigeria, the primary Christian place of worship in the country, the Millennium Tower and Cultural Centre project, one of the many unfinished projects in the Central District of Abuja. When or if completed, the 170 m tower will be Nigeria's tallest structure.
Just north of the city is Zuma Rock, the natural icon of the city, a huge 725 m high monolith, that dominates the landscape.

The Map shows a city map of Abuja with expressways, and main roads, zoom out to find the location of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (IATA code: ABV) 43 km (27 mi) west of the city's Central District.

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Local Time Abuja:
Wednsday-June-12  23:27  
West Africa Time (WAT): UTC/GMT +1 h
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Google Map: Searchable map/satellite view of the city of Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

City Coordinates: 9°4′0″N 7°29′0″E

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