Nguru, Nigeria

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Nguru
LGA chairman Ali Maidami
Nguru is located in Nigeria
Nguru
Nguru
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°52′45″N 10°27′09″E / 12.87917°N 10.45250°E / 12.87917; 10.45250Coordinates: 12°52′45″N 10°27′09″E / 12.87917°N 10.45250°E / 12.87917; 10.45250
Country Nigeria
StateYobe State
Area
 • Total916 km2 (354 sq mi)
Population
(2006 census)
 • Total150,632
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
3-digit postal code prefix
630
ISO 3166 codeNG.YO.NG

Nguru (or N'Gourou) is a Local Government Area in Yobe State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Nguru near the Hadejia River at 12°52′45″N 10°27′09″E / 12.87917°N 10.45250°E / 12.87917; 10.45250.

It has an area of 916 km² and a population of 150,632 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 630.[1]

The town probably dates from around the 15th century. There is a variety of landscape types in the area, including the protected Hadejia-Nguru wetlands of Nguru Lake, and the "Sand Dunes", a semi-desert area.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nguru, Nigeria (1951–1960, precipitation 1947–1970)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.0
(102.2)
41.0
(105.8)
43.0
(109.4)
44.0
(111.2)
43.5
(110.3)
41.5
(106.7)
38.5
(101.3)
35.5
(95.9)
38.0
(100.4)
39.5
(103.1)
39.0
(102.2)
38.0
(100.4)
44.0
(111.2)
Average high °C (°F) 31.0
(87.8)
33.9
(93.0)
38.0
(100.4)
40.1
(104.2)
39.2
(102.6)
36.8
(98.2)
32.4
(90.3)
30.6
(87.1)
32.4
(90.3)
35.9
(96.6)
35.2
(95.4)
31.4
(88.5)
34.7
(94.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
24.2
(75.6)
28.4
(83.1)
30.9
(87.6)
31.7
(89.1)
30.4
(86.7)
27.4
(81.3)
26.2
(79.2)
27.2
(81.0)
27.9
(82.2)
25.9
(78.6)
22.4
(72.3)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
14.4
(57.9)
18.9
(66.0)
21.7
(71.1)
24.2
(75.6)
24.0
(75.2)
22.5
(72.5)
21.8
(71.2)
22.0
(71.6)
19.9
(67.8)
16.6
(61.9)
13.3
(55.9)
19.3
(66.7)
Record low °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
6.0
(42.8)
11.0
(51.8)
12.0
(53.6)
17.0
(62.6)
18.0
(64.4)
19.0
(66.2)
18.0
(64.4)
17.0
(62.6)
13.5
(56.3)
10.5
(50.9)
5.0
(41.0)
5.0
(41.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.1)
27
(1.1)
65
(2.6)
140
(5.5)
210
(8.3)
83
(3.3)
9
(0.4)
2
(0.1)
0
(0)
538
(21.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.3 mm) 0 0 0 0 3 6 11 15 7 1 0 0 43
Average relative humidity (%) (at 07:00 LST) 37 34 32 38 61 74 86 92 91 74 42 40 58
Source: Deutscher Wetterdienst[2]

Transport[edit]

Nguru is the terminus of the Western Railway of Nigeria.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ "Klimatafel von Nguru / Nigeria" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 10 August 2016.