Nigeria Postal Codes & Zip Codes List
Nigeria Postal Code and Zip Code List
The Nigerian Postal Code or Zip Code is formed out of nine regions with each regional code making up the first digit of the region’s postal code. Postal codes or Zip codes in Nigeria are made up of six numeric digits, the first digit is the regional code with the last three digits representing the delivery location mostly a post office or an urban area. Lagos has the lowest postal code 100001.
The main postal head office in each region in Nigeria has a postal code ending with 0001. Lagos the most populous and industrial state has the lowest postal code 100001.
The Nigerian postcode system was introduced by the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in 2000, but it is not yet widely used. The postcode system is still being developed, and there is no official count of the total number of postcodes in Nigeria. However, as of 2021, there are over 139,000 postcode districts in Nigeria. Each postcode district represents a specific geographic area, which can range in size from a single building to a large region. It's important to note that the postcode system is still being implemented and expanded, so the number of postcodes in Nigeria may change in the future.
Nigeria also known as "Naija" and popularly known as the "Giant of Africa" is a sovereign black nation in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria name is formed out of "Niger Area" and officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nigeria is southern coast of the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria is made of 36 states including the FCT - Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, known as the state capital of Nigeria. Lagos which is the most populous city in the African continent, as well as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world is located in Nigeria.
Since the second millennium BC, Nigeria is home to several indigenous pre-colonial states and kingdoms. The modern Nigeria state originated with British colonization in the 19th century, taking its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914 by Lord Frederick Lugard.
Nigeria is a multinational country with more than 250 ethnic groups, 500 distinct languages, all identifying with a wide variety of cultures and sub-cultures. The three largest ethnic groups are the Hausa–Fulani in the north, Yoruba in the west, and Igbo in the east, where igbo and yoruba share the south with few minority ethnic groups.
The official language is English due to colonialism, chosen to facilitate linguistic unity at the national level. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Muslims, who live mostly in the north, and Christians, who live mostly in the south, east and west of the country. The country has the world's fifth-largest Muslim population and sixth-largest Christian population, with a minority practicing indigenous religions, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities. Nigeria's constitution ensures freedom of religion.
According to the World Bank, the estimated population of Nigeria as of 2021 is approximately 211 million people. Woldometers recorded about 219 million people. Due to the rapid increase in Nigeria population year by year, some statisticians have come up with around 250 million to 300 million people as at 2022 and 2023.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and is the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, immediately after India and China, with nearly half its population under the age of 18. Nigeria's economy is the largest in Africa and the 24th largest in the world, worth almost $450 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, respectively. Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", and also known as Naija.
Nigeria is a founding member of the AU - African Union and also a member of international organizations, such as the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the ECOWAS, just to name a few. Nigeria is also a member of the informal MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next emerging economies, as well as the "Next Eleven" economies, which are set to become among the biggest in the world.