in Shinkafi of Zamfara State, Nigeria

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
13.073 and 6.506 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 13° 4' 22" and E 6° 30' 20"
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: 02:04 AM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Lagos
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:09 am and 7:03 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-13.483 and -172.783 (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: 2024-06-22 08:14:24

Delve into Shinkafi

Shinkafi in Shinkafi (Zamfara State) with it's 9,324 habitants is located in Nigeria about 285 mi (or 459 km) north of Abuja, the country's capital town.

Current time in Shinkafi is now 02:04 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lagos with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports close to Shinkafi. The closest is airport we know is Maradi Airport in Niger in a distance of 51 mi (or 82 km). The closest airport in Nigeria is Gusau Airport in a distance of 64 mi (or 82 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Isa, Zurmi, Kaura Namoda, Sabon Birni and Maradun. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 37°C / 98 °F

Morning Temperature 30°C / 87 °F
Evening Temperature 39°C / 102 °F
Night Temperature 35°C / 94 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 33%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 13 km/h (8 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 93% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Monday, 24th of June 2024

35°C (95 °F)
34°C (94 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 25th of June 2024

34°C (93 °F)
34°C (93 °F)
Moderate rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 26th of June 2024

36°C (96 °F)
25°C (78 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, broken 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.


Shinkafi is a Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Shinkafi at{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:13|03|00|N|6|29|004|E|region:AU_type:city_source:GNS-enwiki | |name= }}. It has an area of 674 km² and a population of 135,649 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 883.

Located at 13.05, 6.48444 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Local Government Areas in Zamfara State, Populated places in Zamfara State

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Shinkafi.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Shinkafi, Shinkafe