Jos is the state capital of Plateau State at the center of . Its cool climate, due to its breathtaking system of plateaux, and its colonial importance as the tin mining center of made it a favorite tourist destination.

Jos Map


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 874,000
  • IATA airport code: JOS
  • United Nations Location Code: NG JOS
  • Latitude: 9.9285° or 9° 55' 42.6" north
  • Longitude: 8.8921° or 8° 53' 31.6" east
  • Elevation: 1186 meters (3891 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 2335953

Other Names for Jos

  • Arabic: جوس
  • Chinese: 乔斯
  • French: Jos
  • German: Jos
  • Italian: Jos
  • Japanese: ジョス
  • Korean: 조스
  • Polish: Dżos
  • Portuguese: Jos
  • Russian: Джос
  • Russian: Йос
  • Serbian: Џос
  • Spanish: Jos
  • Ukrainian: Джос
  • Urdu: جوس، نائجیریا

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