Zuma Rock

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Coordinates: 9°7′32″N 7°13′44″E / 9.12556°N 7.22889°E / 9.12556; 7.22889
Zuma rock (abuja)
monolith
Zuma rock.jpg
Zuma Rock from the south
Country Nigeria
State Niger State
Region north
Elevation 1,125 m (3,691 ft)
Prominence 725 m (2,379 ft)
Coordinates 9°7′32″N 7°13′44″E / 9.12556°N 7.22889°E / 9.12556; 7.22889

Zuma Rock is a large monolith, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and granodiorite that is located in Niger State, Nigeria. It rises spectacularly immediately north of Nigeria's capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to Abuja." Zuma Rock is 725 metres (2,379 ft) above its surroundings.[1]

Zuma is depicted on the 100 naira note. It was used for a defensive retreat by the Gbagyi people against invading neighbouring tribes during inter-tribal warring.[2]

100 Naira note

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alofetekun, Akin (2008-05-28). "All Eyes on Zuma Rock". Daily Sun. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ According to numerous on-line sites describing Nigeria as a tourist destination, such as National Youth Services Corps: "The Power State: Niger".


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