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In Nigeria, cities are at a considerable distance compared to other countries, with an average distance of 521 km between the 10 most populated cities. The following matrix shows all distances between the main cities.

Lagos | Abuja | Kano | Port Harcourt | Kaduna | Ibadan | Benin City | Onitsha | |
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Lagos | - | 536 km 333 mi | 832 km 517 mi | 442 km 274 mi | 633 km 394 mi | 117 km 73 mi | 247 km 154 mi | 377 km 234 mi |

Abuja | 536 km 333 mi | - | 344 km 214 mi | 476 km 296 mi | 163 km 101 mi | 437 km 272 mi | 365 km 227 mi | 331 km 206 mi |

Kano | 832 km 517 mi | 344 km 214 mi | - | 816 km 507 mi | 201 km 125 mi | 719 km 447 mi | 702 km 436 mi | 674 km 419 mi |

Port Harcourt | 442 km 274 mi | 476 km 296 mi | 816 km 507 mi | - | 638 km 396 mi | 448 km 279 mi | 231 km 144 mi | 154 km 96 mi |

Kaduna | 633 km 394 mi | 163 km 101 mi | 201 km 125 mi | 638 km 396 mi | - | 522 km 324 mi | 504 km 313 mi | 489 km 304 mi |

Ibadan | 117 km 73 mi | 437 km 272 mi | 719 km 447 mi | 448 km 279 mi | 522 km 324 mi | - | 222 km 138 mi | 346 km 215 mi |

Benin City | 247 km 154 mi | 365 km 227 mi | 702 km 436 mi | 231 km 144 mi | 504 km 313 mi | 222 km 138 mi | - | 130 km 81 mi |

Onitsha | 377 km 234 mi | 331 km 206 mi | 674 km 419 mi | 154 km 96 mi | 489 km 304 mi | 346 km 215 mi | 130 km 81 mi | - |

Among the 10 main cities, the longest distance is 1,227 km, between Lagos and Maiduguri. In the group of the 100 main cities, the longest distance is between Bama and Irewe, with 1,290 km.

Group | From → To | Distance |
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Among the main 25 cities | From Lagos to Maiduguri | 1,227 km (763 mi) |

Among the main 100 cities | From Bama to Irewe | 1,290 km (801 mi) |

The greatest latitudinal distance (north to south) between two cities in Nigeria is from Sokoto to Buguma, with a displacement of 8.33 degrees of latitude, approximately equivalent to 921 km. The total distance between these cities is 938 km.

In the longitudinal direction (west to east), the greatest distance is from Bama to Irewe, with a displacement of 5.1 degrees of longitude, which is approximately equivalent to 1,151 km. The total distance between these cities is 1,290 km.

International routes from cities in Nigeria reach significant distances, such as the 15,526 kilometers between Lagos and Sydney, covering a transcontinental connection between Africa and Oceania. Below are some international distances from Nigeria.

Lagos → London | 5,006 km |

Lagos → Los Angeles | 12,428 km |

Lagos → Sydney | 15,526 km |

Lagos → Paris | 4,701 km |

Lagos → Buenos Aires | 7,908 km |

Lagos → Tokyo | 13,489 km |

Abuja → London | 4,758 km |

Abuja → Los Angeles | 12,573 km |

Abuja → Sydney | 15,407 km |

Abuja → Paris | 4,438 km |

Abuja → Buenos Aires | 8,440 km |

Abuja → Tokyo | 12,974 km |

Kano → London | 4,451 km |

Kano → Los Angeles | 12,428 km |

Kano → Sydney | 15,534 km |

Kano → Paris | 4,126 km |

Kano → Buenos Aires | 8,732 km |

Kano → Tokyo | 12,657 km |

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