Adamawa state as it is known today was carved out of the defunct Gongola State on the 27th August 1991. The State is located in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. Adamawa shares common boundaries with Taraba State in the South and the West, Gombe State in its Northwest, and Borno to the North. Adamawa State has an international boundary with the Cameroun Republic along its eastern border. Adamawa State has a lot of tourist attractions and many cultural festivals.
Below are the top 5 places of interest in the state
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1. Mandara Mountains: The Mandara Mountains are a volcanic range extending about 190 km along the northern part of the Cameroon-Nigeria border. Mandara Mountains is the most popular mountain in Adamawa and one of the post popular attraction in the state. Mandara Mountains which lie in the northeastern part of the state along the Cameroon border is an ideal place for hiking, rock and mountain climbing.
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2. Sukur Kingdom: Sukur, popularly refereed as Sukur Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on a hill above the village of Sukur in the Adamawa State. Sukur which is located in Madagali Local Government Area, and has been accredited as world Heritage sites by UNESCO because of its natural exposition of human nature and its preserved structures dating more than 500 years is one of the most popular tourist site in Nigerian. Sukur is said to be one of the most visited place by tourists in Adamawa state.
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3. Kiri Dam: Located near Kiri town in Shelleng local government area of Adamawa State.
Kiri Dam was specifically built to supply the electricity and water needs of Savannah Sugar Company at Numan. On the hilly side overlooking the dam are beautiful structures with modern facilities to accommodate tourist. Apart from irrigation and fishing, Kiri dam is an ideal place for boat racing and surfing.
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4. Koma Hills: The Koma Hills are located on the mountainous fringes bordering the Republic of Cameroon in the Jada LGA of Adamawa. The Koma hill which was said to have been discovered in 1986 by a corps member is home to the koma people, a small primitive hill-dwelling ethnic group. Koma hills is a beautiful place, perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
5. Ruwan Zafi: Ruwan Zafi also known as Lamurde hot spring is Located in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Ruwan zafi as called by the locals means hot water.
This wonder of nature is said to have come into existence about 30 years ago and is said to have healing powers as the natives believe it cures many health issues. Ruwan Zafi attracts lots of tourist from with and outside the state.