Download Nigeria Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – States, Local Government Areas, Wards and more

Download Nigeria Shapefile free

Hello GIS enthusiasts, IGISMAP has now published the latest GIS vector data of Nigeria administrative levels. Links for downloading the shapefiles of the important administrative divisions of Nigeria are provided in the following. You can also download these data in KML, GeoJSON or CSV formats. 


  • All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
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Download Free Shapefile Data of Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is geographically situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometers (356,669 sq mi), and with a population of over 216 million, It is the most populous country in Africa, and the world’s seventh-most populous country. Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa.

Nigeria National Boundary
Nigeria National Boundary

Download Nigeria National Outline Boundary Shapefile

Download Nigeria States Shapefile Data

It comprises 36 states and one federal capital territory, where Abuja is located.  It covers the following states.

  • Borno
  • Cross River
  • Delta
  • Ebonyi
  • Enugu
  • Edo
  • Ekiti
  • Gombe
  • Imo
  • Jigawa
  • KadunaKano
  • Katsina
  • Kebbi
  • Kogi
  • Kwara
  • Lagos
  • Nasarawa
  • Niger
  • Ogun
  • Ondo
  • Osun
  • Oyo
  • Plateau
  • Rivers
  • Sokoto
  • Taraba
  • Yobe
  • Zamfara
Nigeria States Boundaries
Nigeria States Boundaries

Download Nigeria States Boundaries Shapefile

Download Nigeria Local Government Areas Shapefile Data

Following GIS Data contains the polygons of 774 boundaries of Nigeria

Nigeria LGA Boundaries
Nigeria LGA Boundaries

Download Nigeria Local Government Area Boundaries Shapefile

Download Nigeria Wards Shapefile Data

Nigeria Ward Boundaries
Nigeria Ward Boundaries

Download Nigeria Wards Boundaries Shapefile

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26 thoughts on “Download Nigeria Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – States, Local Government Areas, Wards and more”

  1. Hi,
    I recently downloaded SA shapefile from your website. However, I can’t find a way to import it into Power BI.

  2. Great Job.
    I need the shapefiles for the Nigerian Wards, especially Kano Wards (specifically Ungogo LGA).
    Thank you.

  3. Please can someone help me with Ondo state shapefile. And if I can also get the LGA shapefile for Ondo state, I will really appreciate that as well. Thanks

  4. Hello pls is it possible for me to just get the shape file of Minna in Niger state. Thank you in advance

  5. hello, pls i need shape file of Nigeria forest reserves and also shape file of nigeria ecological forest. kindly help if anyone have the knowledge.

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