Birnin Kebbi

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Birnin Kebbi
LGA and town
Birnin Kebbi is located in Nigeria
Birnin Kebbi
Birnin Kebbi
Coordinates: 12°27′13″N 4°12′01″E / 12.45361°N 4.20028°E / 12.45361; 4.20028
Country  Nigeria
State Kebbi State
Government
Population (2012)
 • Total 125,594
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Birnin Kebbi is a city located in northwestern Nigeria. It is the capital city of Kebbi State and headquarters of the Gwandu Emirate. As of 2007 the city has an estimated population of 125,594. Kebbi is mostly hausa and fulani state, with Islam as the major religion.[1] Formerly it was the capital of the Kebbi Emirate, which relocated to Argungu after the conquest by Gwandu in 1831.[2]

Geography[edit]

Sokoto river basin

Birnin Kebbi is located on the Sokoto River and is connected by road to Argungu (45 km northeast), Jega (35 km southeast), and Bunza (45 km southwest).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Traditional States of Nigeria". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  3. ^ "The Concise Britannica Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2007-02-20. 

Coordinates: 12°27′13″N 4°12′01″E / 12.45361°N 4.20028°E / 12.45361; 4.20028