Zamfara River

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Sokoto river basin, Zamfara river to the south

The Zamfara River is a river in the northern part of Nigeria. Originating in Zamfara State, it runs some 250 kilometres (160 mi) west into Kebbi State where it joins with the Sokoto River some 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Birnin Kebbi.

At its highest point the Zamfara River flows through an area that is 188 metres (617 ft) above seal level. There are various names for the Zamfara in different regions that it flows through. Some of the most common ones include Gulbi Gindi, Gulbi Zamfara, River Gindi, River Zamfara, Gulbi Gindi, Gulbi Zamfara, and River Gindi. The river is at latitude 12°2'2.22" and longitude: 4°2'22.85"[1]

The Zamfara State, in which the Zamfara River originates.
Map showing the major river of Nigeria.


  1. ^ "River Zamfara". Retrieved 23 October 2013.