- Capital : Bauchi
- Website : www.bauchistategov.org
- Governor : Barr. Mohammed Abubakar
- ISO 3166 code : NG-BA
Created on 3 February, 1976, Bauchi state covers a total area of 49,119 km2 (18,965 sq mi) and has a total population of 4,653,066 as at the 2006 census. With an average population density of 95/km2 (250/sq mi) and a total GDP (2010) of $4,713 Million, at $983 Per Capita.
Located in the North-Eastern Nigeria, Bauchi has boundaries with Kano and Jigawa States in the north, Plateau and Taraba States in the south, Kaduna State in the west and Yobe and Gombe States in the east.
Bauchi state is one of the states in the northern part of Nigeria that span two distinctive vegetation zones, namely, the Sudan savannah and the Sahel savannah. The Sudan savannah type of vegetation covers the southern part of the state. Here, the vegetation gets richer and richer towards the south, especially along water sources or rivers, but generally the vegetation is less uniform and grasses are shorter than what grows even farther south, that is, in the forest zone of the middle belt.
The climate of the state allows for favourable cultivation and extraction of agricultural and forest products such as maize, rice, millet, groundnut and guinea corn. Irrigation farming is practiced and supported by the use of dams like Balanga dam, etc. Cattle and other livestock are also reared in the state.
Barrister Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar was born to the family of Galadiman Bauchi, Late Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar (ACP rtd), on Tuesday 11th December 1956 in Gombe. He attended Jos Native Authority Primary School from 1963 to 1968 and proceeded to Tudun Wada Primary School Kano in 1969. He then gained admission into Government College Kano (Rumfa College) for his Secondary School education from1970 to 1974.