Kuje is a local government area in the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria.[2]

Central Kuje
Central Kuje
Kuje is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: 8°52′56″N 7°13′13″E / 8.88222°N 7.22028°E / 8.88222; 7.22028
Country Nigeria
TerritoryFederal Capital Territory
 • Total635 sq mi (1,644 km2)
 (2022 est)[1]
 • Total212,100
 • Density330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

It has an area of 1,644 km2 and a population of 97,367 at the ct 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 905.[3]

Attractions edit

Kuje is a busy market city with a range of roadside stores selling pharmaceuticals, provisions, building materials, ironmongery, tools, phone cards, music CDs. It is also home to several "independent" petrol stations which are unpopular because of the apparent inaccuracy of the calibration of their pumps.

Education edit

Kuje has several state and private schools including Government Secondary School, Kuje Science Primary School, the Capital Science Academy, DFGS Glorious Shining Star Academy and Nigeria-Ghana International College, Kingdom Heritage Model School, Glory and Praise Schools, New Hope Academy, Creative Brains Academy, Astute Monttesorri schools and Aflon Digital Academy.

Kuje Market.

It is also home to a few tertiary institutions like Prime University, Philomath University, Illa College of Health Sciences and Technology among others.

Market edit

In the centre of Kuje is a colourful market held every 4 days with stalls selling fruit, vegetables, very fresh meat, other provisions, household goods, fabric, shoes, clothing, smoked fish and posters displaying European footballers pictured alongside their houses, wives and cars.[4]

Expansion edit

Kuje is seeing a rapid expansion in residential building because of its proximity to Abuja and because of the removal of informal settlements along the airport road.[citation needed] There is a network of well tarred roads serving zones of as yet unbuilt housing whilst the existing residential areas are linked by often impassable, potholed dirt roads.

Climate edit

The two main seasons in Kuje are the hot summer (June to October), with average highs below 84°F, and the chilly winter (December to October), with lows below 63°F.[5][6][7]

References edit

  1. ^ "Federal Capital Territory : Subdivision". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2024-02-05.
  2. ^ "Kuje District Guide | Land & Houses". Villa Afrika Realty. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  3. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  4. ^ "List of 2 Bedroom Joint Venture Flats in Cloud 9 Estate, Kuje, Abuja". nigeriapropertycentre.com. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  5. ^ "Kuje Climate, Weather By Month, Average Temperature (Nigeria) - Weather Spark". weatherspark.com. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  6. ^ "Kuje climate: Temperature Kuje & Weather By Month". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 2023-09-10.
  7. ^ Atlas, Weather. "Yearly & Monthly weather - Kuje, Nigeria". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 2023-09-10.

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