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  • Current Traditional Ruler: Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba
  • State: Plateau State
  • Geopolitical Zone: North Central
  • Population: 900,000
  • Climate: Altitude of 1,217 m (3,993 ft)
  • Zip Code: 930001
  • Famous People From Jos: Tony Elumelu, John Obi Mikel, etc.
  • Tourist Attractions: Jos Zoological Garden, Pandam Game Reserve, etc.

Jos City, Nigeria

Jos is a city located in the north-central region of Nigeria. It serves as the administrative capital and largest city in Plateau State. The city is situated on the Jos Plateau, which is embedded in the Guinea Savanna of north-central Nigeria.


According to the 2006 census, the city has a population of about 900,000 residents.


Due to its altitude of 1,217 m (3,993 ft) above sea level, Jos’ climate is closer to temperate than the vast majority of Nigeria. Average monthly temperatures range from 21–25 °C (70–77 °F). From mid-November to late January, night-time temperatures drop to as low as 7 °C (45 °F).

Zip Code

The zip code for Jos City is 930001.

Famous People

Some famous people born in Jos City include:

Tourist Attractions

Jos is known as the “Home of Peace and Tourism” and has many tourist attractions. Some of the top tourist attractions in include:

  • Shere Hills
  • Wase Rocks
  • Riyom Rock Formation
  • Kurra Falls
  • Assop Falls
  • Jos Wildlife Park
  • Jos Zoological Garden
  • Pandam Game Reserve

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