1 of 36 Nigerian States
Home of Solid Minerals

Year of Creation

October 1, 1996

Size of State

27,117 sq km

Capital City


Other Major Town(s)

Nasarawa, Akwanga, and Keffi

Major Ethnic Group(s)

Tiv, Hausa, Fulani, and Kanur

 Language(s) Spoken

Agatu, Basa, Eggon, Gbagyi, Gade, Goemai, Gwandara, Ham, Kofyar, and Lijili


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

State Website

  • Nassarawa State is one of the most naturally endowed states in in natural resources in Nigeria.
  • Each of the 13 Local Government Areas in the state is uniquely blessed with one form of solid mineral deposit.
  • Natural Resources: Barytes, salt, coal, marble, galleria, tin, gemstone, columbite, clays, zircon, feldspars, and limestone

Farin Ruwa Waterfalls

Farin Ruwa is a Hausa language word meaning ‘white water’, which accurately describes the nature of the falls.  It’s also among the highest waterfalls in Nigeria located close to the border of Plateau State. Watch the video displaying the splendor of Farin Ruwa waterfalls

  • Bakono Games Reserves in Nasarawa Local Government Area
  • Eggon Hills and Caves, NasarawaEggon
  • Keana Salt Processing center, Hunku Lake
  • Akuriwari warm spring and crocodile lake, Gizar
  • Doka-gide Ria , Doma
  • TungaNupawa Lake, Assakio
  • Natural spring water, Lafia