States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

states(states, gpz = NULL, all = TRUE)

Arguments

states

One or more States of the Federation

gpz

Geopolitical zone. Default is NULL; optionally "nc", "ne", "nw", "se", "ss" and "sw" (see "Details").

all

logical; whether to include the Federal Capital Territory in the result

Value

The States of Nigeria as a whole or by zones, as an S3 object of class states.

Details

gpz A geo-political zone, in the Nigerian context, is a national subdivision that groups contiguous states. Historically, they arise from subnational administrative divisions known as 'regions' that existed at the time of the country's independence. There are 6 zones - North-Central, North-East, North-West, South-East, South-South and South-West.

Examples

states() # lists names of all States
#> [1] "Abia" "Adamawa" #> [3] "Akwa Ibom" "Anambra" #> [5] "Bauchi" "Bayelsa" #> [7] "Benue" "Borno" #> [9] "Cross River" "Delta" #> [11] "Ebonyi" "Edo" #> [13] "Ekiti" "Enugu" #> [15] "Federal Capital Territory" "Gombe" #> [17] "Imo" "Jigawa" #> [19] "Kaduna" "Kano" #> [21] "Katsina" "Kebbi" #> [23] "Kogi" "Kwara" #> [25] "Lagos" "Nassarawa" #> [27] "Niger" "Ogun" #> [29] "Ondo" "Osun" #> [31] "Oyo" "Plateau" #> [33] "Rivers" "Sokoto" #> [35] "Taraba" "Yobe" #> [37] "Zamfara" #> attr(,"class") #> [1] "states" "character"
states(gpz = "se") # lists States in South-East zone
#> [1] "Abia" "Anambra" "Ebonyi" "Enugu" "Imo" #> attr(,"class") #> [1] "states" "character"