Kumo is a city and the headquarters of Akko local government in Gombe state, northeastern Nigeria. Kumo is the second largest commercial center in Gombe state, It is located on the A345 highway approximately 40 km south of Gombe. It serves as a collecting point for vegetables, peanuts (groundnuts), cotton, and corn (maize) and as a local trade centre for the sorghum, millet, cowpeas, cassava (manioc), goats, cattle, sheep, fowl, and cotton raised by the Fulani, Tangale, and Hausa peoples of the surrounding area.The secondary highway between Gombe and Yola serves the town.[1][2]

Coordinates (Gombe): 10.0496° N, 11.1997° E
 • EmirHRH Dr. Umar Muhammad Atiku
Time zoneWAT
Kofar Tashan Magarya Kumo
Akko Emir's Palace

Notable people edit

Infrastructure edit

As a growing city, kumo has been slowly expanding with the establishment of various learning institutions and road networks that place the town at an advantageous end. On 26 August 2022, a 66 km Gombe-Kumo-Billiri-Kaltungo highway was inaugurated by Former President Muhammadu Buhari. The sixty-six kilometer road links three States to Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa. While describing the project, the President regarded the highway to be one of the strategic projects aimed at improving the State's road infrastructure, supporting the ease of doing businesses, creating jobs and entrenching a prosperous economic environment, in line with the administration's commitment to eradicate poverty among the citizens of the areas.[8][9][10]

Climate edit

The rainy season in Kumo is oppressive and cloudy, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it's hot all year round. The average annual temperature ranges between 58 °F (14 °C) and 100 °F (38 °C), rarely falling below 53 °F (12 °C) or rising over 105 °F (41 °C).[11]

Kumo, situated at an altitude of zero meters (0 feet) above sea level, experiences a Tropical wet and dry or savanna climate, classified as Aw. The average annual temperature in this district is 31.08 °C (87.94 °F), surpassing Nigeria's average by 1.62%. Kumo typically receives approximately 68.03 millimeters (2.68 inches) of rainfall spread across 97.97 rainy days per year, accounting for 26.84% of the total time.[12][13][14][15]

12 February through 23 April, which is 2.3 months, there is a hot season with daily high temperatures that typically exceed 96 degrees Fahrenheit. April has an average high temperature of 97 °F (36 °C) and low temperature of 74 °F (23 °C), making it the hottest month of the year in Kumo.[12][13][14]

The average daily high temperature is below 86 °F (30 °C) during the 3.3-month cool season, which runs from July 4 to October 13. December, with an average low of 58 °F (14 °C) and high of 90 °F (32 °C), is the coldest month of the year in Kumo.[12][13][14]

The average proportion of sky covered by clouds in Kumo varies significantly seasonally throughout the year.[12][13] Beginning about 5 November and lasting for 4.0 months, the clearest part of the year in Kumo ends around 5 March.[12][13] In Kumo, January is the clearest month of the year, with the sky remaining clear, mostly clear, or partly overcast 55% of the time.[12] Beginning at 5 March and lasting for 8.0 months, the cloudier period of the year ends around 5 November.[12] May is the cloudiest month of the year in Kumo, with the sky being cloudy or mostly cloudy 78% of the time on average.[12][14]

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