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Plateau
Home of Peace and Tourism
QUICK FACTS
*Population: 3,206,531 (2006 census) 4,200,442 (2016 forecast) - 25th of 37
*Percentage of Nigeria’s total population: 2.3%
*Population density: 104
*Landmass: 30,914 sq km (11, 936 sq mi)
*Internally Generated Revenue: N19,122,375,801.59 (2020)
**State capital: Jos
**Local Government Areas: 17
**Current Governor: Simon Lalong (All Progressive Congress)
*National Bureau of Statistics
**Plateau State Government

INTRODUCTION

Plateau State is one of the six states that make up the North-Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria along with the Federal Capital Territory. It shares borders with Bauchi State to the Northeast, Kaduna State to the Northwest, Nasarawa State to the Southwest and Taraba State to the Southeast, and encloses the Jos Plateau (after which it is named) within its boundaries. The state capital is Jos.

LANDMASS, LOCATION AND POPULATION

Plateau State covers an area of 30,914 square kilometres. It has an estimated population of 3,206,531 (2006 census) 4,200,442 (2016 forecast). The state accounts for 2.3% of Nigeria's population. It is located at latitude 80°24′ North and longitude 80°32′ East.

HISTORY AND PEOPLE