Gombe City

About Gombe City

Gombe city is both a local government area and the capital city of Gombe state. Gombe city is the capital of the Gombe Emirate and the home of tribes such as the Fulani, Hausa and Bolewa. The city boasts an estimated population of about 892,750 inhabitants. The most widely spoken language is Hausa while Islam is the common religious affiliation in Gombe city. Popular districts in Gombe city include Bolori, Kumbiya Kumbiya, Jeka Da Fari, EmenekeBus stop, Tudun Wada, Pantami, Tudun Hatsi, Nassarawo, Shamaki, and Hero Gana. Tertiary institutions in Gombe city include the Federal College of Education (Technical) and the National Open University of Nigeria. 

Popular festivals celebrated in Gombe city include the Kamo cultural festival, the Pissi Tangle cultural festival, and the Kaltungo festival. Popular landmarks in Gombe city include the Gombe Lawanti international airport, the palace of the Emir of Gombe, Gombe state Government Secratariat, Federal High Court Gombe, and the Abubakar Umar memorial stadium. Hospitals found in Gombe city include the Gombe specialist hospital, Gombe state specialist hospital, Gombe state University Teaching Hospital, Federal Teaching Hospital, Doma Hospital and the Hamdela Specialist Clinic.                                                                                


Gombe city occupies a total area measuring 52 km squared and falls under the tropical savannah climate. The average temperature is 33 degrees centigrade while average annual precipitation is 970 mm.


Gombe city’s economy relies heavily on Agriculture and commerce.  Owing to the city’s status as the capital of Gombe state, there is a strong presence of Government owned institutions hence the residing of most civil servants within the city. A number of markets are found within Gombe city and these include the Gombe city main market, Pantami market, Gombe old market, and the Tudun Hatsi grain market. These markets provide the platforms for the exchange of a variety of goods and services.

Gombe city also hosts several banks, industries, hotels, relaxation spots as well as privately and government owned institutions which add considerably to the economy of the town.


Gombe city has been the capital of Gombe state since the state was created in 1996.

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