Birnin Kebbi

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Birnin Kebbi
LGA and town
Birnin Kebbi is located in Nigeria
Birnin Kebbi
Birnin Kebbi
Coordinates: 12°27′13″N 4°12′01″E / 12.45361°N 4.20028°E / 12.45361; 4.20028
Country Nigeria
StateKebbi State
Government
Population
 (2012)
 • Total125,594
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
ClimateBSh

Birnin Kebbi is a city located in northwestern Nigeria. It is the capital city of Kebbi State and headquarters of the Gwandu Emirate; as of 2007 the city has an estimated population of 125,594. Kebbi is mostly Hausa and Fulani state, with Islam as the major religion.[1] Formerly it was the capital of the Kebbi Emirate, which relocated to Argungu after the conquest by Gwandu in 1831.[2]

Geography[edit]

Sokoto river basin

Birnin Kebbi is located on the Sokoto River and is connected by road to Argungu (45 km northeast), Jega (35 km southeast), and Bunza (45 km southwest).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2007-02-20.
  2. ^ "Traditional States of Nigeria". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  3. ^ "The Concise Britannica Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2007-02-20.

Coordinates: 12°27′13″N 4°12′01″E / 12.45361°N 4.20028°E / 12.45361; 4.20028