Yobe State

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Yobe
Flag of Yobe State
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Location of Yobe State in Nigeria
Location of Yobe State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°00′N 11°30′E / 12.000°N 11.500°E / 12.000; 11.500Coordinates: 12°00′N 11°30′E / 12.000°N 11.500°E / 12.000; 11.500
Country Nigeria
Date created27 August 1991
CapitalDamaturu
Government
 • Governor
(List)
Mai Mala Buni (APC)
 • Deputy GovernorIdi Barde Gubana
 • Senators
Area
 • Total45,502 km2 (17,568 sq mi)
Area rank6th of 36
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Total2,321,339[1]
 • Estimate 
(2011)
2,757,000 Increase
 • Rank32nd of 36
GDP (PPP)
 • Year2007
 • Total$2.01 billion[2]
 • Per capita$843[2]
Time zoneUTC+01 (WAT)
postal code
320001
ISO 3166 codeNG-YO
HDI (2018)0.365[3]
low · 35th of 37

Yobe is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. The capital is Damaturu. It was created on 27 August 1991.

Local government areas[change | change source]

The state consists of 17 local government areas including:

References[change | change source]

  1. "2006 PHC Priority Tables – NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION". population.gov.ng. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database)". Canback Dangel. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  3. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.