Nasarawa State is a state in central Nigeria. Its capital is Lafia. Nasawara was created on October 1st, 1996 from the (today neighboring) Plateau State.
Nasarawa State is bounded in the north by Kaduna State, in the west by the Abuja Federal Capital Territory, in the south by Kogi and Benue States and in the east by Taraba and Plateau States.
A network of roads exist within the state, linking all the rural areas and major towns. The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) operates train services from Kuru, Gombe and Maiduguri.
The thirteen Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State are:
* Akwanga * Awe * Doma * Karu * Keana * Keffi * Kokona
* Lafia * Nasarawa * Nasarawa Eggon * Obi * Toto * Wamba