Bauchi, usually referred to as Bauchi State to distinguish it from the city of Bauchi, is a state in northern Nigeria. Its capital is the city of Bauchi. The state was formed in 1976 when the former North-Eastern State was broken up. It originally included the area now in Gombe State, which became a distinct state in 1996.
Bauchi State
Nickname(s): Pearl of Tourism
Location of Bauchi State in Nigeria
Location of Bauchi State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 10°30′N 10°00′E
Country Nigeria
Date created3 February 1976
 • Governor[1]Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar (APC)
 • Deputy GovernorNuhu Gidado
 • Senators
  • Isah Hamma Misau
  • Nazif Gamawa
  • Ali Wakili
 • RepresentativesList
 • Total49,119 km2 (18,965 sq mi)
Area rank5th of 36
Population (2006 census)
 • Total4,653,066
 • Rank7th of 36
 • Density95/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Year2007
 • Total$4.71 billion[2]
 • Per capita$983[2]
Time zoneWAT (UTC+01)
ISO 3166 codeNG-BA
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is located in the capital city Bauchi. Other educational institutions located in the state include Bauchi State University and Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi