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Children rejoicing during the first rainfall of the year in Mararaba.

Mararaba is a town in Nasarawa, central Nigeria. It is a district of Karu Local Government Area, Nasarawa State and is among the towns that make up the Karu urban area, a conurbation of towns stretching to Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory. Its neighbouring towns are:

  • Ado
  • Nyanya
  • New Nyanya
  • Masaka
  • New Karu and Kurunduma are villages that grew, as a result of the rapid growth and expansion of administrative and economic activities of Abuja into neighbouring towns, coupled with the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Abuja by the Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria) (FCT) administration. Mararaba is believed to be one of the most densely populated suburbs around the Nigerian capital city Abuja and this contributes to its reputation as having one of the busiest road channels with traffic jams stretching as much as 11 kilometres from the popular A.Y.A. junction during rush hours. Mararaba also has various markets e.g mararab market etc. [1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2010-10-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)