“Center of Unity”
Creation: Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was Created in 1976
Major Towns: Garki, Gwarinpa, Orozo, Karu and wuse
Geographic Profile: The territory is located just north of the confluence of the Niger River and Benue River. It is bordered by the states of Niger to the West and North, Kaduna to the northeast, Nasarawa to the east and south, and Kogi to the southwest. Lying between latitude 8.25 and 9.20 north of the equator and longitude 6.45 and 7.39 east of Greenwich Meridian, Abuja is geographically located in the center of the country. The Federal Capital Territory has a landmass of approximately 7,315 km², of which the actual city occupies 275.3 km2. It is situated within the Savannah region with moderate climatic conditions.
Ethnic Profile: The indigenous inhabitants of Abuja are the Gbagyi (Gwari) as the major language, Bassa, Gwandara, Gade, Ganagana, Koro
Economic Profile: Agriculture in FCT produces yams, millet, maize, sorghum, and beans. Mineral resources include clay, tin, feldspar, gold, iron ore, lead, marble, and talc.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Abaji, Abuja Municipal, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Bwari and Kwali
Raw Materials Distribution in ABUJA (FCT)
|S/N||LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA||MINERAL RAW MATERIALS||AGRO RAW MATERIALS|
|1||ABAJI||Marble, Dolomite, Granite, Lead/Zinc, Ball Clay||
Maize, Sorghum, Yam, Beans, Rice, Millet, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Livestock, Poultry.
|2||ABUJA MUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL||Laterite, Granite, Marble, Lead/Zinc, Gravel||
Maize, Millet, Sorghum, Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Pepper, Tomatoes, Livestock, Poultry.
|3||BWARI||Cassiterite, Ball Clay, Mica, Tantalite, Wolframite||Yam, Cassava, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Sweet Potato, Pepper, Tomatoes, Sheanut, Groundnut, Livestock, Poultry, Rice|
|4||GWAGWALADA||Ball Clay, Marble, Tantalite, Granite, Lead/ Zinc||Yam, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Sweet Potato, Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Onion, Tomatoes, Pepper, Livestock, Poultry|
|5||KUJE||Marble, Dolomite, Ball Clay, Mica, Tantalite||Yam, Cassava, Beans, Rice, Tomatoes, Pepper, Sweet Potato, Livestock, Poultry|
|6||KWALI||Wolframite, Tantalite, Mica, Lead/ Zinc, Marble, Granite||Yam, Cassava, Groundnut, Cowpea, Millet, Maize, Sorghum, Pawpaw, Beans, Pepper, Onion, Tomatoes, Sugar Cane, Poultry|
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