The Shere Hills are a range of undulating hills and rock formations on the Jos Plateau,[1] situated about 10 km east of the Jos metropolis,[2] the capital of Plateau State in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria.

Shere Hills
Shere Hills is located in Nigeria
Shere Hills
Shere Hills
Location of Shere Hills in Nigeria (in Plateau state)
Highest point
Elevation1,829 m (6,001 ft)
Coordinates9°57′N 9°03′E / 9.950°N 9.050°E / 9.950; 9.050Coordinates: 9°57′N 9°03′E / 9.950°N 9.050°E / 9.950; 9.050


The Shere Hills have numerous high peaks,[3] with the highest peak reaching a height of about 1,829 metres or 6,001 feet above sea level, the Shere Hills are the highest point of the Jos Plateau and they form the third highest point in Nigeria after Chappal Waddi on the Mambilla Plateau averaging about 2,419 metres or 7,936 feet above sea level and Mount Dimlang (Vogel peak) on the Shebshi Mountains reaching a height of about 2,042 metres or 6,699 feet above sea level.[4]


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  2. ^ Plateau State, Nigeria | Visit > Attractions. Retrieved on 2010-11-23.
  3. ^ Official Website & Portal | PSGN. Plateau State (2010-06-02). Retrieved on 2010-11-23.
  4. ^ Dimlang Peak (mountain peak, Nigeria) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 2010-11-23.