Bauchi city is the capital of Bauchi state located in the NorthEast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The major tribes are the Hausa and Fulani and the predominant language spoken in Bauchi is Hausa. The city’s population is estimated at 1,456, 548 inhabitants and Islam is the predominant faith. Popular City landmarks include the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa sports stadium and the Bauchi polo club. Popular districts in Bauchi city include the Bonny Haruna street, New GRA, Maigari street, Gwabba street, Murtala Muhammed way, Wunti street, Kobi street, Abbatoir road, Tafawa Balewa housing estate, Bacas, Lushi, and Kofar Wasa. Tertiary institutions found in Bauchi city include the Abubakar Tafa Balewa University, National Open University of Nigeria, and the Federal Polytechnic.
Popular festivals held in Bauchi city include the Durbar festival and the circumcision festival of the Gezawa ethnic group The city of Bauchi offers a variety of tasty dishes which include the Masa dish which is a local favorite. Hospitals in Bauchi city include the Bauchi state specialist hospital, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Al-Ameen hospital, Nima Consultants hospital, and the Pahlycon hospital.
Bauchi city is situated on the Northern edge of the Jos Plateau at an estimated elevation of 617 metres. The city falls under the tropical savannah climate and has an estimated annual precipitation of 950mm with an average temperature of 32 degrees centigrade.
Agriculture and commerce are the greatest contributors to Bauchi city’s economy with crops such as millet, rice and maize grown in substantial quantities. A number of domestic animals are also reared and sold in Bauchi.
Also, markets such as the Wunti, Bauchi Central market, Army Barracks Mammy market, and the Muda Lawal market are key commercial centers and add favorably to the city's economy. Several banks, hotels, relaxation spots, industries as well as government and privately owned institutions are situated in Bauchi city.
Bauchi city was founded by Yaqub Ibn dadi and is named after a hunter called Baushe who advised Yaqub to erect his city west of the warinje mountains. In order to honor and appreciate Baushe, Yaqub named his city after him.
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