|Kuje Area Council|
|State||Federal Capital Territory|
|• Total||635 sq mi (1,644 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
Kuje is an area council in the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria, and houses the Local Government Area headquarters. It is about 40 km southwest of Abuja. Presently, Kuchiyako is the most developed area in Kuje.
It has an area of 1,644 km² and a population of 97,367 at the ct 2006 census.
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.
Kuje has several state and private schools including Government Secondary School, Kuje Science Primary School, the Capital Science AcademyDFGS Glorious Shining Star Academy and Nigeria-Ghana International College and Aflon Digital Academy
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.
Kuje is seeing a rapid expansion in house building because of its proximity to Abuja and because of the removal of informal settlements along the airport road. 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.