Gummi, Nigeria

LGA and town

Location in Nigeria

Coordinates: 12°03′N 5°10′E / 12.050°N 5.167°E / 12.050; 5.167Coordinates: 12°03′N 5°10′E / 12.050°N 5.167°E / 12.050; 5.167
Country  Nigeria
State Zamfara State
  Total 2,610 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
Population (2006 census)
  Total 204,539
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 891
ISO 3166 code NG.ZA.GM

Gummi is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Gummi at12°08′30″N 5°07′30″E / 12.14167°N 5.12500°E / 12.14167; 5.12500 .

It has an area of 2,610 km² and a population of 204,539 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 891.[1]

Gummi was carved out of the former larger Sokoto state, which included the present Zamfara and Kebbi states. Gummi has a long history of relative peace and security.

The great majority of the people of the area are Hausa Fulani and Muslims and are predominantly farmers; the principal crop is calabash.


  1. "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
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