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Location of Jos in Nigeria
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Location of Jos in Nigeria

Jos is a small picturesque town in the Nigerian middle belt (population 799,100). It lies over 1000m above sea level on the Jos Plateau. Jos is the capital of the Plateau State and enjoys a much more temperate climate than the rest of Nigeria (average monthly temperatures range from 21° to 25° C). In colonial times, and indeed until quite recently, Jos was a favourite holiday location for expatriates based in Nigeria. Image File history File links Locator_Map_Jos-Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Locator_Map_Jos-Nigeria. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... The Jos Plateau is a plateau region covering 7770 km² having an average altitude of 1280 metres, with its highest point at 2010 metres, which is the only region of temperate climate of Nigeria. ... Plateau State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... An expatriate (in abbreviated form expat) is someone temporarily or permanently in a country and culture other than that of their upbringing and/or legal residence. ...


History

Jos was established in 1915 at the site of the village Geash. The city was tied to mining - especially tin, and was popularly known as "Tin City". In 1967 it was made capital of Benue-Plateau State, becoming the capital of the new Plateau State in 1975. Benue-Plateau State is a former administrative division of Nigeria. ... Plateau State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. ...


It has been the centre for sking and toboganing in Africa for ten years and has bid for the winter olympics in 2016.


Previously known in Nigeria as the "home of peace and tourism," the city witnessed violent riots between the Muslim north and the Christian south in which thousands of people have died. In 2004 the governor of Plateau State Joshua Dariye was suspended for six months for failing to control the violence. For other uses, including people named Islam, see Islam (disambiguation). ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recounted in the Gospels. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joshua Chibi Dariye (b. ...


It is also a traditional state and was politically organised under a chief around 1950. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Features

The city is home to the University of Jos (founded in 1975) and its teaching hospital, St Luke's cathedral, an airport and railway station. Hillcrest School, an international missionary school, is also located in Jos. The school has been running for more than fifty years and contains a large international student population. Luke the Evangelist (Greek Λουκας Loukas) is said by tradition to be the author of both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, the third and fifth books of the New Testament. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... Hillcrest is a private, co-educational day school situated in the city of Jos in Nigeria and it is sponsored by ten Christian mission bodies. ...


Attractions in the city include the large Jos National Museum founded in 1952, known for its pottery and terracotta, and incorporating the Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture, railway and tin mining museums and a zoo. The National Museum is said to be one of the best in the country and boasts some fine specimens of Nok heads and artifacts dating from between 500 BC to 200 AD. A School for Museum Technicians is attached to the museum, established with the help of UNESCO. Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... Terra cotta is a hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction. ... The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo Free monkeys islands at the São Paulo Zoo Panda enclosure at Chiang Mai Zoo Visitors feeding and petting tamed marmots at the Parc Animalier des Pyrenées Sea lions at the Melbourne Zoo For other uses of the term Zoo, see Zoo... The Nok civilization thrived between 500 BC and 200 AD on the Jos Plateau in northeastern Nigeria. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ...


The Jos Wildlife Park is another attraction. It covers roughly 8 sq. kilometers of savannah bush. Visitors are able to see animals ranging from lions to pygmy hippopotami. A savanna or savannah is a grassland dotted with trees, and occurs in several types of biomes. ...


Chiefs of Jos

It has been suggested that Rwang Pam of Jos be merged into this article or section. (Discuss)
It has been suggested that Fom Bot of Jos be merged into this article or section. (Discuss)

(title Gbong Gwom) Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Rwang Pam (? -1956(?)) was the first chief under which the city of Jos, Nigeria, was politically organised. ... Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Fom Bot (b. ...

  •  ? to 1969 - Rwang Pam, Gbong Gwom Jos

Rwang Pam was the first paramount chief of the Berom (title: Gbong Gwom Jos), one of the largest ethnic groups in Plateau State. He died on the throne in 1969. He was succeeded by Fom Bot, whose reign lasted up to December 2002 when he also died on the throne after a protracted illness. The current Gbong Gwom Jos, Victor Pam, a retired Deputy Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, ascended the throne in 2004. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


 
 

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