1 of 36 Nigerian States
Jewel in the Savannah

Year of Creation

October 1, 1996

Size of State

18,768 sq km

Capital City


Other Major Town(s)

Kaltungo, Shomgom, Yamatu/Deba, Balanga, and Kwami

Major Ethnic Group(s)

Hausa and Fulani

 Language(s) Spoken

Fulfulde, Hausa, Tangale and Waja


Tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; the dry season (November – March) and the wet season (April – October)

State Website

  • Gombe State was formed in October 1996 from part of the old Bauchi State by the Abacha military government.
  • Located in the north eastern zone the state shares borders with Borno,Yobe, Taraba, Adamawa and Bauchi
  • Natural Resources: Uranium, Gypsum, and Limestone.

Tula Highlands/Hills

This contains a famous Tangle Dome shaped rock formation.

  • Balanga Dam
  • Dadunkawa Dam
  • The Famous Tangale Dome Shaped Rock/Hill Formation
  • Dadin Kowa Dam/Tomatoes Factory & Farms (Man-made)
  • BubaYero Tomb