Gusau

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Gusau
Gusau is located in Nigeria
Gusau
Gusau
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°09′N 6°40′E / 12.150°N 6.667°E / 12.150; 6.667
Country  Nigeria
State Zamfara State
Area
 • Total 3,364 km2 (1,299 sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 880
ISO 3166 code NG.ZA.GS
Climate Aw

Gusau is a city and Local Government Area located in northwestern Nigeria. It is the capital of Zamfara State.

The LGA has an area of 3,364 km² and a population of 383,162 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 880.[1]

Geography[edit]

Gusau sits just north of a line drawn from Kebbe to Kano, and has an estimated population of 147,404.[2]

Its population is mostly Hausa with some Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Igala etc.

Government[edit]

Sharia practice was first declared in the city in 1999 by the governor Ahmed Sani (Yariman Bakura) and is still in force.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Gusau
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.0
(102.2)
40.0
(104)
41.5
(106.7)
41.5
(106.7)
41.0
(105.8)
38.5
(101.3)
33.0
(91.4)
32.0
(89.6)
33.5
(92.3)
36.5
(97.7)
38.0
(100.4)
38.0
(100.4)
41.5
(106.7)
Average high °C (°F) 32.2
(90)
34.8
(94.6)
38.1
(100.6)
38.4
(101.1)
36.0
(96.8)
32.6
(90.7)
29.6
(85.3)
28.6
(83.5)
30.3
(86.5)
33.4
(92.1)
34.8
(94.6)
32.4
(90.3)
33.4
(92.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
25.8
(78.4)
29.6
(85.3)
31.0
(87.8)
29.8
(85.6)
27.2
(81)
25.2
(77.4)
24.6
(76.3)
25.4
(77.7)
26.3
(79.3)
25.2
(77.4)
24.4
(75.9)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
16.8
(62.2)
21.1
(70)
23.5
(74.3)
23.5
(74.3)
21.8
(71.2)
20.9
(69.6)
20.6
(69.1)
20.5
(68.9)
19.2
(66.6)
15.6
(60.1)
14.4
(57.9)
19.4
(66.9)
Record low °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
10.5
(50.9)
13.5
(56.3)
17.0
(62.6)
17.5
(63.5)
16.5
(61.7)
17.0
(62.6)
17.5
(63.5)
17.5
(63.5)
13.0
(55.4)
10.0
(50)
8.0
(46.4)
6.5
(43.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.5
(0.02)
1.0
(0.039)
1.0
(0.039)
8.0
(0.315)
100.0
(3.937)
145.0
(5.709)
253.0
(9.961)
332.0
(13.071)
208.0
(8.189)
20.0
(0.787)
1.0
(0.039)
2.0
(0.079)
1,071
(42.165)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.3 mm) 0 0 0 2 8 11 16 19 16 2 0 0 74
Average relative humidity (%) 28 24 26 45 61 74 83 87 86 74 47 33 56
Source: Deutscher Wetterdienst[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Klimatafel von Gusau / Nigeria" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 10 August 2016.