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LGA and town
Gamawa is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°08′N 10°32′E / 12.133°N 10.533°E / 12.133; 10.533Coordinates: 12°08′N 10°32′E / 12.133°N 10.533°E / 12.133; 10.533
Country  Nigeria
State Bauchi State
 • Total 2,925 km2 (1,129 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
 • Total 286,388
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 752
ISO 3166 code NG.BA.GM

Gamawa is a Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria, bordering Yobe State in the east. Its headquarters are in the town of Gamawa.

It has an area of 2,925 km² and a population of 286,388 at the 2006 census.

The predominant ethnic group in the area are the Hausa, Fulani People Fulfulde with the Kare living in the east.[1]

The postal code of the area is 752.[2]


  1. ^ "State maps". Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.