List of highlands in Nigeria

Almost a state in Nigeria has a highland or upland. The highlands can be mountains, hills, and plateaus.

They are mountainous regions typically up to 500–600 m (1,600–2,000 ft). It depicts ranges of low mountain above sea level or the surrounding land.

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The southern part of Nigeria has fewer highlands and many lowlands, but it is the most exciting to see.

Importance of Highlands

  1. It is a source of minerals like tin, gold, diamond.
  2. It generates revenue on the federal, state, and local level.
  3. Mountains aid the formation of rainfall usually orographic or relief rainfall
  4. They serve as the origin of rivers or streams
  5. They serve as tourist attractions.
  6. It supports the mounting of communication masts for proper reception.
  7. It provides valuable road construction or building materials such as granite.

Disadvantages of Highlands in Nigeria

  1. It causes mudslides and forest fires.
  2. Climbing the mountain sometimes may pose a risk to humans
  3. It may be too dangerous for some people to live near the mountains and hilly areas
  4. The volcano could erupt and destroy all the scenery and causes bad gases, ash, vapour, flying rocks that are huge and hot.
  5. it may as a hideout for kidnappers and dreaded Fulani herdsmen

All right? I will now present below a list of highlands in Nigeria in alphabetical order.

  1. Mt. Chappal Waddi (6,562 ft)
  2. Obudu Plateau (5,197 ft) in Plateau, Jos
  3. Agumduqun (2267 ft) in Akamba, Cross River State.
  4. Amajam Hill (3599 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  5. Balere (2561 ft) in Ardo-Kola, Taraba State.
  6. Banshe (2605 ft) in Jada, Adamawa State.
  7. Beli Hill (2454 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  8. Belle (2687 ft) in Yorro, Taraba State.
  9. Bima Hills (2507 ft) in Yamaltu/Deba, Gombe State.
  10. Boji Hill (2008 ft) in Boki, Cross River State.
  11. Bomjin Hill (3156 ft) in Maiha, Adamawa State.
  12. Bongon Hill (3038 ft) in Mayo-Belwa, Taraba State.
  13. Buli Hill (3724 ft) in Bauchi, Bauchi State.
  14. Chappal Hendu (5915 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  15. Chappal Waddi Mountain (7936 ft) in Gashaka Gumti Reserve and National Park, Taraba State.
  16. Chemkussum (3327 ft) in Bali, Taraba State.
  17. Chukuku Hill (2159 ft) in Kwali, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
  18. Cukume (4390 ft) in Gwoza, Borno State.
  19. Danko Hill (5778 ft) in Sardauna, Taraba State.
  20. Deja (3114 ft) in Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State.
  21. Dlam Peaks (3665 ft) in Hong, Adamawa State.
  22. Dumakusum (2277 ft) in Teungo, Adamawa State.
  23. Duna Hill (3845 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  24. Dunssao Hill (3199 ft) in Bali, Taraba State.
  25. Durunkusun (1926 ft) in Bali, Taraba State
  26. Dutse Kwandiri (3812 ft) in Muchika, Adamawa State.
  27. Dutse Tidajau (3448 ft) in Michika, Adamawa State.
  28. Dutsen Gankwe (2336 ft) in Donga, Taraba State
  29. Dutsen Gode (2799 ft) in Bali, Taraba State.
  30. Dutsen Wadi (4806 ft) in Tafawa-Balewa, Bauchi State.
  31. Dutsin Wana (3081 ft) in Nasarawa Egon, Nasarawa State.
  32. Egein Hill (2139 ft) in Ajaokuta, Kogi State.
  33. Elenkeu Hill (1913 ft) in Udi, Enugu State.
  34. Feraki Hill (2461 ft)
  35. Fuma (2936 ft) in Hawul, Borno State.
  36. Funtchu Hill (3504 ft) in Bali, Taraba State.
  37. Gakuso (2100 ft) in Bali, Taraba State.
  38. Galinzina Hill (3271 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  39. Ganmo (2188 ft) in Bali, Taraba State.
  40. Garau Hill (3615 ft) in Maiha, Adamawa State
  41. Gbole (3786 ft) in Zing, Taraba State.
  42. Gengle Hill (2871 ft) in Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State.
  43. Gongoi Malaki (2605 ft) in Yorro, Taraba State.
  44. Grenz Berg (3146 ft) in Akampa, Cross River State.
  45. Gurga (2969 ft) in Fufore, Adamawa State.
  46. Gwandong (5410 ft) in Jos East, Plateau State.
  47. Hosere Bu (3583 ft) in Teungo, Adamawa State.
  48. Hosere Koitap (1736 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  49. Hosere Mayotapare (5095 ft) in Teungo, Taraba State.
  50. Hosere Sabehendu (4291 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  51. Hosere Surto (5482 ft) in Jada, Adamawa State.
  52. Hossere Dongbigoure (3665 ft) in Teungo, Adamawa State.
  53. Hossere-Dudu (2671 ft) in Jada, Adamawa State.
  54. Idanu Hill (5148 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  55. Ifa Hill (3248 ft) in Karu, Nasarawa State.
  56. Kafasiradi Hill (5840 ft) in Sarduana, Kaduna State.
  57. Kagbasa Hill (3953 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  58. Kam (3898 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  59. Kobon Yenu (4019 ft) in Yorro, Taraba State.
  60. Koma (2730 ft) in Teungo, Adamawa State.
  61. Konakanche Hill (2064 ft) in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
  62. Kongolire Hill (3337 ft) in Song, Adamawa State.
  63. Koribu Peak (1837 ft) in Girei, Adamawa State.
  64. Kudana (1962 ft) in Ardo-Kola, Taraba State.
  65. Kumbo (3123 ft)
  66. Kuna Bebe (3937 ft) in Takum, Taraba State.
  67. Kuna Bebe (3937 ft) in Takum, Taraba State.
  68. Kuna Kufi (3392 ft) in Takum, Taraba State.
  69. Kunabai (2234 ft) in Ussa, Taraba State.
  70. Kunamasoy (3999 ft) in Kurmi, Taraba State.
  71. Kunasay Hill (2316 ft) in Kurmi, Taraba State.
  72. Kunbiya (3599 ft) in Ardo-Kola, Taraba State.
  73. Kunchap Hill (2710 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  74. Kunki Hill (2644 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  75. Kunsa Hill (3123 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  76. Kutchi Hill (3835 ft) in Panskin, Plateau State.
  77. Kwimbe (3114 ft) in Donga, Taraba State.
  78. Kyangenor (3123 ft) in Kwande, Benue State.
  79. Lavele Hill (2713 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  80. Lesa (3432 ft) in Ussa, Taraba State.
  81. Location: Donga, Taraba State.
  82. Location: Karim Lamido, Taraba State.
  83. Lugadorena Hill (5741 ft) in Sardauna, Taraba State.
  84. Mai Jirgi Hill (4396 ft) in Kurmi, Taraba State.
  85. Maisajeh Hill (5236 ft) in Toro, Bauchi State.
  86. Mambilla (5,000 ft) in Plateau, Jos
  87. Mangala (3737 ft) in Ganye, Adamawa State.
  88. Molange Hill (3461 ft) in Maiha, Adamawa State.
  89. Mont Tchanke/Tchangue (5899 ft) in Sardauna, Taraba State.
  90. Mount Dimlang (6699 ft) in Ganye, Adamawa State.
  91. Mpwafi Hill (2815 ft) in Kurmi, Taraba State.
  92. Munugu (3773 ft) in Mubi North, Adamawa State
  93. Nbon (3251 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  94. Ningishi Hill (4111 ft) in Sanga, Kaduna State.
  95. Nyasikasi Hill (3146 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  96. Okpanle Hill (2828 ft) in Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State.
  97. Okura Hill (2047 ft) in Obudu, Cross River State.
  98. Ramva (4334 ft) in Bali, Taraba State.
  99. Shebo Hill (5787 ft) in Sardauna, Taraba State.
  100. Shere Hills (6001 ft) in Jos East, Plateau State.
  101. Sukusum (3724 ft) in Bali, Taraba State.
  102. Tangale Peak (2946 ft) in Shongom, Gombe State.
  103. Tapa (2208 ft) in Ussa, Taraba State.
  104. Tioukorogh (2684 ft) in Kwande, Benue State.
  105. Tola (3258 ft) in Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State.
  106. Uhuwa (2730 ft) in Donga, Taraba State.
  107. Wade Hills (2474 ft) in Bayo, Borno State.
  108. Wanor Berge (2054 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  109. Wapeo (3274 ft) in Jada, Adamawa State.
  110. Yamkusum Hill (4380 ft) in Teungo, Adamawa State.
  111. Yorro Highland (4019 ft) in Barakin Yorro, Taraba State.
  112. Zabi (3225 ft) in Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State.
  113. Zabu Dari (3465 ft) in Gashaka, Taraba State.
  114. Zaranda Hill (4380 ft) in Toro, Bauchi State.
  115. Zewei (4557 ft) in Ganye, Adamawa State.
  116. Ziem Peak (4173 ft) in Toro, Bauchi State.
  117. Zo Hill (2844 ft) in Karim Lamido, Taraba State.
  118. Zongo Biriji (2110 ft) in Ardo-Kola, Taraba State.
  119. Zugumi Peaks (4101 ft) in Hong, Adamawa State.
  120. Zuma Rock (3691 ft) in Suleja, Niger State.
  121. Zurubu Hill (4124 ft) in Kauru, Kaduna State.

Francis Uzoh

He writes for Naijadazz.