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The twelfth-largest state in Nigeria is Plateau State. It is situated close to the center of Nigeria and encompasses the entire Jos Plateau as well as the hills that surround it.
“The Home of Peace and Tourism” is how Plateau State bills itself. It has a population of about 3.5 million and gets its name from the Jos Plateau. It includes natural rock, hill, and waterfall formations.
Out of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones, Plateau State lies in the North Central Zone. The state has a population of roughly three million people and a land area of 26,899 square kilometers. It lies between longitude 8°32′ and 10°38′ east and latitude 8°24′ and 10°30′ north. The Jos Plateau, a mountainous region with rock formations in the state’s north, is where the state got its name. The grasslands that blanket the plateau are strewn with bare rocks. In the Shere Hills range near Jos, the elevation varies from about 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) to a high of 1,829 meters (6,001 feet) above sea level. The region is dotted with steep gorges and lakes as a result of decades of tin and columbite mining.
Despite being in a tropical region, the state has a near-temperate climate, with typical temperatures between 13 and 22 °C. This is due to its greater altitude. The months of December through February are the coldest due to harmattan winds, while March and April are often the hottest due to the dry season. The mean annual rainfall ranges from 131.75 centimeters (52 inches) in the southern section to 146 centimeters (57 inches) on the plateau, with the wettest months being July and August. The prevalence of several tropical diseases, such malaria, has decreased as a result of the milder environment. Many rivers in northern Nigeria, including the Kaduna, Gongola, Hadeja, and Damaturu rivers, originate on the Jos Plateau.
According to theory, the Jos Plateau is made up of newer granite that was forced through older granite rock that makes up the neighboring states. It is estimated that these “younger” granites are 160 million years old. As a result, the Jos Plateau has a distinctive landscape. Numerous hillocks with mild slopes and large rocks are spread over the landscape like mushrooms. In addition, 50 million years ago, volcanic activity produced a large number of volcanoes and extensive basaltic plateaus made of lava flows. Additionally, this results in areas with mostly deep, narrow valleys and pediments—surfaces that have been smoothed off by erosion—from the center of rounded hills with sheer rock cliffs. Plateau State is one of the mineral-rich states in the nation thanks to the phases of volcanic activity that went into its development.