North East Nigeria is a region of Nigeria that occupies slightly less than one-third of Nigeria's total area and had a projected population for 2011 of 23.6 million, or 13.5% of the country's population. The Fulani are well spread across the region. The Kanuri make up the majority in Borno and Yobe states. The Jukun peoples make up the majority in Taraba state and are also spread across neighbouring states. There are over 100 ethnic groups in the region.
North East consists of the following states:
- 1 Bauchi — capital city of Bauchi State, and of the traditional Bauchi Emirate
- 2 Maiduguri — capital of the Borno State, and the principal trading hub for north-eastern Nigeria
- 3 Alkaleri
- 4 Gombe
- 5 Damaturu
- 6 Jalingo
- 7 Jama′are
- 8 Jimeta
- 9 Wukari
- 10 Yola
- 1 Gashaka Gumti National Park — Nigeria's largest national park
- 2 Kashimbila Game Reserve
- 3 Sukur — A UNESCO World Heritage site, Sukur Cultural Landscape includes a palace complex and village, material culture, and natural terraced fields
- 4 Chad Basin National Park
The Mambilla Plateau encompasses large parts of Taraba State, with an average elevation of 1,600 metres it offers dramatic landscapes with spectacular views.
- The Sukur Cultural Landscape, near the border to Cameroon is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
- Kunun gyada, a groundnut based porridge.
- Mordam, a millet gruel taken with yoghurt.
- Sharwa Milk, a drink from Borno made with white rice.
- Kunun Aya, a juice made from tiger nuts.
- Sobo, a beverage made with hibiscus flowers.