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Population of Nigeria 2022

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. Nigeria is the sixth most populous country in the world. By Land area, it’s the 32nd largest country in the world. As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Nigeria in 2021 is 211,000,587 (211 million)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Nigeria Population 2022

Nigeria has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 2.58%. Its estimated population in 2022 is  216,746,933 (216 million)* equivalent to 2.64% of the total world population. The total Land Area of Nigeria is 910,768 sq. km (351,649 sq. mi) & the Population Density of Nigeria is 226 per Km2 (586 people per mi2).

Population of Nigeria in 2022  – 216 million or 21.6 Crore (Approx)
Nigeria2022 Population
Total Population216,746,933 (216 million)*
Global Rank6th
Share of World Pop.2.64%
Area 910,768 sq. km (351,649 sq. mi)
Area Rank32nd
Capital City
226 person/sq.km
Nigeria Demographics
Fertility Rate* 5.42
Infant mortality rate** 57.7
Median Age 18.1 years 
Life Expectancy 55.75 years
Urban Population 52%

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Nigeria
  • Muslim – 53.5%
  • Christian – 45.9%
  • Traditional faiths – 0.6%

Source: Wikipedia

Top Cities in Nigeria by Population

5Port Harcourt1,148,665
6Benin City1,125,058