Nasarawa State is a state in central Nigeria. Its capital is Lafia. Nasarawa was created on 1 October 1996 by the Abacha government 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 state has a Federal Polytechnic in Nasarawa local Government Area of the state, College of Education in Akwanga, College of Agriculture in Lafia, Nasarawa State Polytechnic in Lafia, Nasarawa State University in Keffi,a newly established Federal University of Lafia in Lafia town, and other vocational training schools.
Nassarawa state is home to the Farin Ruwa Falls in Wamba local Government area of the state. Farin Ruwa falls is reputed to be one of the highest falls in Africa. There is also the Salt Village in Keana Local Government Area of the State. It produces naturally iodized salt from the lake located near it.