Nickname(s): J M T

Location in Nigeria

Coordinates: 9°16′45″N 12°26′45″E / 9.27917°N 12.44583°E / 9.27917; 12.44583
Country Nigeria
State Adamawa State
Population (1991)
  Total 73,080
Climate Aw

Jimeta is a town in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The town's population was 73,080 in 1991.[1] The elevation of Jimeta is 135 m,[2] and it lies along the Benue River.[1]

Jimeta and nearby Yola, the state capital of Adamawa] have interconnected histories, and, between 1935 and 1955, were unified as one town; Jimeta also serves as Yola's port[1] and it also contains Yola's airport.[3] Some refer to the two as "Jimeta Yola."[4]

On November 17, 2015, a bomb exploded in a market beside a main road in the city. The bomb killed 32 people and was blamed on Boko Haram.[5]


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  3. "Yola Airport profile". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. Onu, Justice I (July 2005). "Report of Social Capital Household Survey Pilot in Adamawa State, Nigeria" (PDF). World Bank. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  5. "Dozens killed in Nigeria market bombing", Al-Jazeera, 17 November 2015. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/nigeria-market-bombing-151117213718605.html

Coordinates: 9°16′45″N 12°26′45″E / 9.27917°N 12.44583°E / 9.27917; 12.44583

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