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Yobe
State
Flag of Yobe State
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Pride of the Sahel
Location of Yobe State in Nigeria
Location of Yobe State in Nigeria
Country  Nigeria
Date created 27 August 1991
Area
 • Total 45,502 km2 (17,568 sq mi)
Area rank 6th of 36
Population
 (2006 census)
 • Total 2,321,339
 • Estimate 
(2011)
2,757,000 Increase
 • Rank 32nd of 36
 • Density 51.0162/km2 (132.1313/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • Year 2007
 • Total $2.01 billion
 • Per capita $843
Time zone UTC+01 (WAT)
postal code
320001
ISO 3166 code NG-YO
HDI (2018) 0.365
low · 35th of 37

Yobe is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. The capital is Damaturu. It was created on 27 August 1991.

Local government areas

The state consists of 17 local government areas including:

  • Bade
  • Bursari
  • Damaturu
  • Geidam
  • Gujba
  • Gulani
  • Fika
  • Fune
  • Jakusko
  • Karasuwa
  • Machina
  • Nangere
  • Nguru
  • Potiskum
  • Tarmuwa
  • Yunusari
  • Yusufari

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