Gombe, Nigeria

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Gombe is located in Nigeria
Coordinates: 10°17′N 11°10′E / 10.283°N 11.167°E / 10.283; 11.167
Country  Nigeria
State Gombe State
 • Total 52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population (2006 Census)
 • Total 280,000
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 760
ISO 3166 code NG.GO.GO

Gombe is a city in northeastern Nigeria (and a Local Government Area). It is the capital city of Gombe State and has an estimated population of 261,536.[1] The city is the headquarters of the Gombe Emirate, a traditional state that covers most of Gombe State.[2] Recent[when?] developments include an electrical generation operation forming the basis for the Dadin Kowa water project and the opening of the new Gombe Lawanti International Airport serving Gombe State

The LGA has an area of 52 km² and a population of 268,000 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 760.[3]


Gombe State is mainly populated by Fulani People or Fulbe, constituting more than half of the state population (more than 50%) Other minor ethnic groups include the Hausa, Bolewa, Tera, Tangale, Waja, Kanuri to mention a few.


The Current Governor is Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.


Gombe is served by a station on the eastern mainline of the national railway network. and Gombe Line Terminal in mid-city

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2004-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Gombe State". Online Nigeria Daily News. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 

Coordinates: 10°17′N 11°10′E / 10.283°N 11.167°E / 10.283; 11.167