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List of Igbo States in Nigeria, Size & Map of Igboland

There are 5 main Igbo states in Nigeria. But aside from those states, there are several other states in which Igbo people make up more than 20 percent of the indigenous settlers.

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Right here we’ll provide you with the names of the 5 main states in Igboland along with their sizes.

Furthermore, you’ll discover the names of the other states in which Igbo people constitute a great proportion of settlers indigenously.

The Igbo people make up one of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria, the other two being Yoruba and Hausa.

Igbo states in Nigeria

The 5 main states that constitute Igboland are:

  1. Abia
  2. Anambra
  3. Ebonyi
  4. Enugu
  5. Imo

The Igbo people of Nigeria also make up more than 25 percent of the entire population of both Rivers and Delta State.

Furthermore, traces of Igbo culture and indigenous settlers can be found in Benue, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Cross River states.

The major cities located in those states considered as Igboland are: Aba, Abakaliki, Asaba, Enugu, Onitsha and Owerri.

Also Read>>> The Six Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria & Their States

Map of Igboland

map of igboland
map of nigeria indicating the five Igbo states therein

Size of Igboland: How big are all the states put together?

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The total size of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo State is approximately 29,388 km2. Combining this figure with other lands located in other states, the size of the entire Igboland becomes approximately 40,900 to 41,400 km2.

This means that Igboland is bigger than countries like Belgium, Armenia, Albania and more. Furthermore, the combined size of the lands Igbos own is on par with that of Switzerland.

In the table below you’ll find the main states in Igboland along with the sizes of their lands.

Igbo State Capital Landmass (square kilometre)
Abia Umuahia 6,320
Anambra Awka 4,844
Ebonyi Abakaliki 5,533
Enugu Enugu 7,161
Imo Owerri 5,530

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