Gummi, Nigeria

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Gummi
LGA and town
Gummi is located in Nigeria
Gummi
Gummi
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°03′N 5°10′E / 12.050°N 5.167°E / 12.050; 5.167Coordinates: 12°03′N 5°10′E / 12.050°N 5.167°E / 12.050; 5.167
Country Nigeria
StateZamfara State
Area
 • Total2,610 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Total204,539
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
891
ISO 3166 codeNG.ZA.GM

Gummi is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Gummi at12°08′30″N 5°07′30″E / 12.14167°N 5.12500°E / 12.14167; 5.12500 .

It has an area of 2,610 km2 and a population of 204,539 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 891.[1]

Gummi was carved out of the former larger Sokoto state, which included the present Zamfara and Kebbi states. Gummi has a long history of relative peace and security.

The great majority of the people of the area are Hausa Fulani and Muslims and are predominantly farmers; the principal crop is calabash.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.

In Gummi local government there is also a tribe called Zamfarawa whose are the origin and founding fathers of Gummi, Anka and Talata Mafara which makes Zamfara as a state. Also Gummi local government divided into two state house of assembly constituencies, Gummi east and Gummi west, because of its population.