Zuma Rock

Nigeria Abuja Niger State
Zuma Rock
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Highest point
Elevation700 m (2,300 ft)
Prominence300 m (980 ft)
Coordinates9°7′49″N 7°14′2″E / 9.13028°N 7.23389°E / 9.13028; 7.23389Coordinates: 9°7′49″N 7°14′2″E / 9.13028°N 7.23389°E / 9.13028; 7.23389
Geography
LocationNiger State, Nigeria

Zuma Rock is a large natural monolith, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and granodiorite, in Niger State, Nigeria. It is located immediately west of Nigeria's capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna off Madala, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to Abuja from Suleja".[1] Zuma Rock rises approx. 300 metres (980 ft) above its surroundings.[2]

Zuma Rock is depicted on the 100 naira note. It was used for a defensive retreat by the Gbagyi people against invading neighbouring tribes during intertribal warring.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Abah, Adah; Chikelo, Chinelo (2016-04-08). "Zuma Rock Losing Its Face". Leadership. Archived from the original on 2016-04-22. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  2. ^ Alofetekun, Akin (2008-05-28). "All Eyes on Zuma Rock". Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  3. ^ According to numerous on-line sources describing Nigeria as a tourist destination, such as "The Power State". National Youth Services Corps. Archived from the original on April 16, 2014..