in Potiskum of Yobe State, Nigeria

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
11.714 and 11.081 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 11° 42' 50" and E 11° 4' 51"
Currency and Currency Code:
Naira - NGN
Spoken languages:
English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fulah
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 08:43 PM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Lagos
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:51 am and 6:40 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-11.055 and -171.088 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Nigeria in Western Africa

Safety Score: 3,8 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Nigeria. Last Update: 2024-06-14 08:00:00

Delve into Potiskum

Potiskum in Potiskum (Yobe State) with it's 86,002 habitants is a city located in Nigeria about 305 mi (or 491 km) north-east of Abuja, the country's capital town.

Current time in Potiskum is now 08:43 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lagos with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 7 airports closer to Potiskum. The closest airport in Nigeria is Bauchi Airport in a distance of 130 mi (or 210 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Sabon Garin Nangere, Damagum, Dambam, Fika and Nafada. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 38°C / 100 °F

Morning Temperature 30°C / 87 °F
Evening Temperature 36°C / 96 °F
Night Temperature 34°C / 93 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 28%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 96% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Saturday, 15th of June 2024

36°C (98 °F)
31°C (89 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, scattered clouds.

Sunday, 16th of June 2024

35°C (96 °F)
31°C (88 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.

Monday, 17th of June 2024

37°C (98 °F)
31°C (88 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, scattered clouds.

Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Potiskum is a Local Government Area in Yobe State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Potiskum on the A3 highway at{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:11|42|33|N|11|04|10|E|region:NG_type:city_source:GNS-enwiki | |name= }}. It has an area of 559 km² and a population of 205,876 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 631. Potiskum is the headquarters of both the old Fika Emirate and the Potiskum Emirate reinstated in 1999.

Located at 11.7092, 11.0694 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Local Government Areas in Yobe State, Populated places in Yobe State

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Putuskum, Potiskum