Nasarawa State is a state in central Nigeria. Its capital is Lafia.
Nasarawa was created on 1 October 1996 by the Abacha government from the (today neighboring) Plateau State.
Nasarawa State is bounded in the north by Kaduna State, in the west by the Abuja Federal Capital Territory, in the south by Kogi and Benue States and in the east by Taraba and Plateau States.
A network of roads exist within the state, linking all the rural areas and major towns. The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) operates train services from Kuru, Gombe and Maiduguri.
Local Government Areas
The thirteen Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State (shown with 2006 population figures) are:
|Nasarawa West Senatorial District
||Nasarawa North Senatorial District
||Nasarawa South Senatorial District
Concrete block factory in Nasarawa State.
Nasarawa State has agriculture as the mainstay of its economy with the production of varieties of cash crops throughout the year. It is also contains minerals such as salt and bauxite.
The state has a Federal Polytechnic in Nasarawa local Government Area of the state, College of Education in Akwanga, College of Agriculture in Lafia, Nasarawa State Polytechnic in Lafia, Nasarawa State University in Keffi,a newly established Federal University of Lafia in Lafia town, and other vocational training schools.
Nassarawa state is home to the Farin Ruwa Falls in Wamba local Government area of the state. Farin Ruwa falls is reputed to be one of the highest falls in Africa.