Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in Nigeria (2020)

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in Nigeria (2020)

Most Beautiful Cities in Nigeria

This would be more interesting to the ones that loves travelling to beautiful places. Nigeria has many cities in it with millions of people going about their daily life businesses.

Development is a major criteria in this list as cities with most development and good business structures are high rankers and tend to attract more people to them. The likes of Lagos, Calabar, Portharcourt, Owerri are among the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in Nigeria (2020).

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  • Lagos 
  • Abuja 
  • Calabar 
  • Akure 
  • Kaduna 
  • Portharcourt 
  • Enugu 
  • Owerri 
  • Uyo 
  • Warri 

Most Beautiful Cities in Nigeria 

1) Lagos 

Most Beautiful Cities - Lagos

Lagos is one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and the largest city in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. 

Lagos alone has the fourth highest GDP in the whole Africa and it contains the busiest seaports on the continent which are also considered largest. 

The City has the tallest skyline in Nigeria. The architectural structures in Lagos are diverse and range from tropical and vernacular to colonial European and ultramodern buildings. 

Oil and petroleum products provide 14% of GDP and 90% of foreign exchange earnings in Nigeria. Lots of sandy beaches are found in Lagos such as Elegushi Beach and Alpha Beach.

Private beach resorts such as Inagbe grand beach resort are also a good way to go. Any kind of hotel you want, Lagos got it for you. Ranging from three stars to five stars which all have good locations.

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2) Abuja 

Most Beautiful Cities - Abuja

Abuja is the second most beautiful city in Nigeria. Another interesting thing about the city is that it's the capital city of Nigeria located in the Federal Capital Territory. 

Abuja replaced Lagos as the country's capital on December 12, 1991. Currently Abuja has over 10 million population making it one of the most populous cities in Nigeria. It is also the fastest growing city in Nigeria. 

It is one of the wealthiest capitals built in Africa. Abuja is Nigeria's political and administrative center. The tallest artificial structure in Abuja, The Millennium Tower are almost complete as it is one of the tallest structures in Nigeria. 

Abuja has lots of fun attractions sites and they do well like Lagos in tourism. They have recreational parks, numerous Bush Bars, high rated hotels, zoos, shopping centers and many more. 

3) Calabar 

Most Beautiful Cities - Calabar

Calabar is one of the most popular places in Nigeria and it sits third on the list. It is the capital of Cross River State, Nigeria. The city is the cleanest and environmentally friendliest city in Nigeria. 

It also has a wide population and often regarded as the tourism capital of Nigeria. The headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command is located in Calabar. 

There is also abundance of luxury in calabar. It holds some of the most expensive real estates in Nigeria and high standard hotels. Transcorp Hotels, Channel View Hotel, Tinapa Lakeside Hotels are one of the biggest hotels in calabar. 

The Calabar carnival is also a beautiful event to behold. Music performance, fashion shows, football matches are among the fun packs of the carnival. Calabar also has beaches and resort centres like the popular Tinapa and Marina resorts. 

4) Akure 

Most Beautiful Cities - Akure

It is the capital of Ondo State. Akure is a beautiful city full of people and good tourism sites. The Isikam and the Isole community are the two other constituents in the modern Akure kingdom. 

Many eateries can be found in the beautiful city of Akure. PEP Stores, Omega Supermarkets located in the country. There is also Shoprite located in Akure Mall. 

Many people travel to Akure for the famous Egungun festival where masquerades are considered to be spirits of dead ancestors to entertain people. 

There are also a large number of top-notch hotels found in Akure city. Akure is one of the Oil producing places in Nigeria. Other tourist sites to visit in the city are the Igbokoda waterfront, Igbo Olodumare, Ebomi Lake Tourist Centers etc. 

5) Kaduna 

Most Beautiful Cities - Kaduna

It is one of the most populous and beautiful cities in Nigeria. Kaduna is the capital city of Kaduna State. The city has a large number of population and it's a trade center as it's also a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas. 

It is a Muslim city and mosques are predominant there. The Sultan Bello Mosque is the biggest and a central mosque in Kaduna. There are also numerous churches in the city for Christians to worship. 

Textiles, machinery, steel, aluminium, petroleum products manufactured in Kaduna makes it the industrial center of the northern Nigeria and middle belt. Peugeot Automobiles Nigeria has an assembly plant in Kaduna. 

One of Nigeria's four main oil refineries is The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC). It also has a branch of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

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6) Portharcourt 

Most Beautiful Cities - Portharcourt

Portharcourt is the sixth most beautiful city in Nigeria. The city gets much travellers everyday due to it being one of the major cities in the country. Portharcourt is the largest and capital of Rivers State, Nigeria.

Over 2 million people stay in the city located in the Niger Delta. Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron which are leading oil exploration firms have offices in Portharcourt.

It is the chief refining city in Nigeria and has two main oil refineries located in Eleme. Both of these refineries produces about 210,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

The tallest building in South East and South South geopolitical zones combined is an 18-storey building point block of Rivers State secretariat which is located in Portharcourt.

This city is also known for vibrant late night activities and entertainment scenes. It has lots of clubs, dance bars, restaurants, hotels, lounges etc. Duncan Mighty and Burnaboy are both sons of the famous PH City.

7) Enugu

Most Beautiful Cities - Enugu

Enugu is located in the South Eastern Nigeria. It is the capital of Enugu State and the seventh most beautiful city in Nigeria. It is one of the places you would like to go as it also has it's own share of abundance luxury life.

Enugu was the capital city of Biafra which makes it the capital of Igboland before the fall of Biafra. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka is also based in Enugu State.

This city is also known for their festivals. They have two important Igbo traditional and festival which are the Mmuwu festival and the New York festival.

Enugu together with the other five cities hosted the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup games at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium. This city has a good level of production. Mercedes has an assembly plant in Enugu.

Lots of machinery, pottery, steel, cements are manufactured in Enugu. Enugu was once said to be producing half of the World's total output of palm kernels.

8) Owerri

Most Beautiful Cities - Owerri

There are three local governments areas in Owerri which are Owerri Municipal, Owerri North and Owerri West. There are close to 10 million people living inhabiting the city as it is the capital of Imo State and also the largest city in the state after Orlu and Okigwe.

Owerri is also popular for it's night life. Some would rather refer it to as flexing area as it contains lots of bars, clubs where fun is considered predominant.

Hotels are also big deals in Owerri ranging from three to four stars. Every weekend patrons flock Owerri from neighboring states to dance, drink, party and have fun at the above mentioned places.

Oguta lake is Owerri's top tourist destination. It has a mixture of green and brown water bodies which is a marvelous creation.

9) Uyo

Most Beautiful Cities - Uyo

Uyo is one of the most beautiful places to go to in the country. It is the capital city of Akwa Ibom state. The people of Uyo are fondly Ibibio people language speakers.

The university of Uyo is located here which has students from various parts of the country. The main campus is in Nwaniba while the town campus and Annex campus are located along Ikpa road.

A famous recreational and social events center found in Uyo is the Unity Park. The Park is also ground for the fallen heroes of the country. The Amalgamation house is also situated in Uyo which is a one-storey building where Lord Fredrick Lugard lived.

The most beautiful stadium in Nigeria is found in Uyo. The Godswill Akpabio Intentional Stadium is a 30,000 seater modelled after Bayern Allianz arena in Germany.

A lot of hotels are in Uyo as many patrons come from neighboring states to the office for lots of fun activities and more.

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10) Warri

Most Beautiful Cities - Warri

Warri closes the list as the 10th most beautiful city in Nigeria. It is the capital or Delta State and an oil hub in south-south Nigeria. The city is one of the cosmopolitan cities in southern Nigeria comprising originally of urhobo, Itsekiri and Ijaw people.

The city has an international stadium with a capacity of 30,000 which is the home Warri wolves football club.

In Ekpan, there is a refinery and petrochemicals with the majority of international and local oil companies operating in Nigeria having their operational offices close by.

Steels, Glass ,Ceramics and Cemet are made in abundance in Warri. Delta State company is found in Warri and also the Bite Glass plant.

Warri airport is located in a nearby town. Arik Air and Aero contractors are some of the main airlines operating commercially. Delta ports is located at Warri river side used for the import and export of goods by major companies. 

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