It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991, replacing Lagos, though the latter remains the country's most populous city. Abuja is often used as a jumping-off point for exploring the rest of the country, and most visitors only take a day or two to take in its limited sights. Perhaps as it grows in stature and size, Abuja will become more of an interesting tourist destination in its own right.
, also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, is the national mosque of Nigeria. The mosque was built in 1984 and is only open to muslims. Located just outside the city of Abuja this mosque also has a wonderful library.
, also known as the National Church of Nigeria, is the main Christian place of worship in the country. Located outside the city of Abuja this is an interdenominational church.
, November 27 - 30. Also called the Jubilee Carnival because it coincides with Nigeria's 50th anniversary of its Independence on 1 October 2010.
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport(ABV) is the second largest airport in the country and the 14th biggest in the whole of Africa. Klm flies directly from Amsterdam to Abuja, while a few other airlines serve place further away like Dubai, Atlanta, Frankfurt and London. From Murtala Muhammed International Airport(LOS) near Lagos, there are flights to Abuja as well. Airlines that fly here include Arik Air, Medview Airline, Air France, Royal air Moroc, Tap Portugal, Lufthansa and Turkish Airways. Flights originate from many other cities in Nigeria.
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