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Abuja

(äbo͞o`jə), city and federal capital territory (2006 provisional pop. 1,405,201), central Nigeria. Plans to move the capital from LagosLagos
, city (1991 est. pop. 1,274,000), SW Nigeria, on the Gulf of Guinea. It comprises the island of Lagos. Lagos is Nigeria's largest city, its administrative and economic center, and its chief port.
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 were approved in 1976, and a 3,000-sq mi (7,770-sq km) capital territory was created near the old town of Abuja (renamed Suleja). The site was chosen for its location near the center of the country, its good climate, and small population. The planned city of Abuja is located in the center of the federal capital territory. Construction was carried on throughout the 1980s and Abuja officially became Nigeria's capital in 1991.

Abuja

the federal capital of Nigeria, in the centre of the country. Pop.: 467 000 (2005 est.)
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