Pearl of Tourism
Date Of Creation
3 February 1976
Bauchi State occupies a total land area of 49,119 km2 (18,965 sq mi) representing about 5.3% of Nigeria’s total land mass and is located between latitudes 9° 3′ and 12° 3′ north and longitudes 8° 50′ and 11° east.
The state is bordered by seven states, Kano and Jigawa to the north, Taraba and Plateau to the south, Gombe and Yobe to the east and Kaduna to the west.
Bauchi state is one of the states in the northern part of Nigeria that span two distinctive vegetation zones, namely, the Sudan savannah and the Sahel savannah. The Sudan savannah type of vegetation covers the southern part of the state. Here, the vegetation gets richer and richer towards the south, especially along water sources or rivers, but generally the vegetation is less uniform and grasses are shorter than what grows even farther south, that is, in the forest zone of the middle belt.
See Also: About The 36 States Of Nigeria
What is now known as Bauchi was until 1976 a province in the then North-Eastern State of Nigeria. According to the 2006 census, the state has a population of 4,653,066.
Bauchi State has gone through tremendous transformation over the years. The Ajawa language was spoken in Bauchi State, but became extinct between 1920 and 1940 as speakers switched to Hausa.
During the colonial era up to independence, it formed part of the Bauchi Plateau of the then Northern Region, until the 1967 state creation exercise, when the Bauchi, Borno, and Adamawa provinces constituted the former North-Eastern State.
With the creation of Bauchi State in 1976, then comprising present Bauchi and Gombe State, it included 16 local government areas. The number of local government areas in the then Bauchi State was increased to 20 and later to 23. However, in 1997 when Gombe State was created out of Bauchi and additional local governments were created in the country, Bauchi State was left with 20 local government areas
The Local Government area
Bala Mohammed (PDP)
The Deputy governor
C: Halliru Dauda Jika (APC)
N: Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa (APC)
S: Lawal Yahaya Gumau (APC)
|Alkaleri/Kirfi||Musa Muhammad Pali||APC|
|Bauchi||Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi||APC|
|Darazo/Ganjuwa||Mansur Manu Soro||APC|
|Dass/Bogoro/Tafawa Balewa||Yakubu Dogara||APC|
|Gamawa||Ahmed Madaki Gololo||PDP|
|Jama’are/Itas-Gadau||Bashir Uba Mashema||APC|
|Katagum||Umar Abdulkadir Sarki||PRP|
|Misau/Dambam||Ibrahim Makama Misau||APC|
|Ningi/Warji||Abdullahi Sa’ad Abdulkadir||APC|
|Shira/Glade||Abubakar Kani Faggo||APC|
|Toro||Umar Muda Lawal||APC|
|Zaki||Muhammad Auwal Jatau||PDP|
Yankari National Park
Cassiterite, Gold, Columbite, Wolfram, Gypsum, Coal, Linite, Limestone and Iron ore.
Population (2006 census)
• Total 4,676,465
Culture and tourism
Jude Rabo, vice-chancellor of Federal University, Wukari
|Alkaleri||Dass; Bole; Duguri; Giiwo; Guruntum-Mbaaru; Labir; Tangale|
|Bauchi||Bankal; Duguri; Dulbu; Galambu; Gera; Geruma; Giiwo; Guruntum-Mbaaru; Ju; Kir-Balar; Labir; Luri; Mangas; Mbat; Pa’a; Polci; Shiki; Tala; Zangwal|
|Darazo||Bole; Deno; Diri; Giiwo; Mburku; Ngamo; Zumbun|
|Dass||Bankal; Dass; Gwak; Polci; Saya; Shall-Zwall; Zari|
|Ganjuwa||Ciwogai; Gera; Geruma; Jimi; Kariya; Kubi; Miya|
|Misau||Fulato/Borno; Shuwa; Kanuri; Hausa; Fulani|
|Ningi||Diri; Gamo-Ningi; Kudu-Camo; Pa’a; Siri; Warji; Geruma|
|Tafawa Balewa||Sur; Vaghat-Ya-Bijim-Legeri; Zari; Bankal; Gwak; Izere; Saya|
|Toro||Bankal; Dass; Geji; Geruma; Gwa; Gyem; Iguta; Izere; Jere; Lame; Lemoro; Mawa; Panawa; Polci; Sanga; Saya; Shau; Tunzuii; Zari; Zeem; Ziriya|
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is located in the capital city Bauchi. Other educational institutions located in the state include Bauchi State University, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic and Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.