Sokoto · Population

Question: What is the population of Sokoto? Answer: Sokoto, Nigeria (Administrative unit: Sokoto) - last known population is ≈ 552 400 (year 2015). This was 0.303% of total Nigeria population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2006-2015 (+1.1%/year), Sokoto population in 2017 would be: 564 585*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1971-1981] +4.58 %/year
[1981-1991] +6.43 %/year
[1991-2006] +2.82 %/year
[2006-2015] +1.1 %/year

Location

GPS coordinates: 13.061, 5.239

Local time in Sokoto: 05:33 Thursday GMT+1.

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Sokoto on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Population for places near Sokoto

Kano 371 km, 108°
Abuja 506 km, 151°
Kaduna 368 km, 139°
Ogbomosho 559 km, 191°
Zaria 343 km, 128°
Ilorin 513 km, 188°
Jos 524 km, 131°
Katsina 254 km, 91°
Minna 408 km, 159°
Gusau 182 km, 122°

Sources, Notices

1971e, 1981e, 1991c, 2006e, 2015e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
National Population Commission of Nigeria
2006 Population and Housing Census - PDF "PRIORITY TABLE, Volume IV, POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE & SEX, (STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)"
"ANNUAL ABSTRACT OF STATISTICS, Nigeria, 2010" "Census 1991, 2006 Local Government Area. Page 23+"
World Gazetteer - Nigeria
"World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, CD-ROM Edition." "United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014)."
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).