Located in North Central Geopolitical zone of Nigeria with its capital in Lafia, Nasarawa State was created on 1 October 1996 by the Abacha government from the old Plateau State.
Nasarawa State is bounded in the north by Kaduna State, in the west by the Federal Capital Territory, in the south by Kogi and Benue States and in the east by Taraba and Plateau States.
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Below are some of the top places of interest in the state
Farin Ruwa Falls
Farin ruwa meaning “white waters” in Hausa language is located at the boundary of Bokkos LGA in Plateau State and Wamba LGA of Nassarawa State of Nigeria. The Waterfall is about 120 kilometres away from Lafia, the capital city of Nasarawa State and about 160 kilometres from Abuja. Farin Ruwa is one of the most visited waterfall in Nigeria and a beauty to behold.
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Hidden between the beautiful mountains and Vegetation nests in Karu are the four karu waterfalls. Located along Abuja Keffi Road in New Karu, Nasarawa State. The Karu waterfall is an awesome outdoor spot for nature lovers and ideal hiking destination and picnic spot.
Maloney hill is one of the most prominent hills in Nasarawa state, located in keffi, just behind the palace of Emir of Keffi. Maloney Hill, which is covered by rubbles of houses built during colonial era is about 30o metres above see level and serves as a hiking destionation as well as camping.
Located at the North West of Assaikio town in Lafia LGA of Nssarawa State. Peperuwa Lake is about 50km away from from the state capital. The lake which is estimated to be about 7km length and 3.8km wide is a ideal location for nature love, and a perfect place to watch the sunset, go fishing or canoeing.
Doma Dam is a man mand dam located about 6km from the town of Doma in Doma LGA of Nasarawa State. Although the primary purpose of the dam is for irrigation and domestic water supply it also serves as a destionation for tourist.