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About Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock is a large monolith, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and granodiorite, that is located in Abuja, Nigeria. It rises spectacularly immediately west of Nigeria's capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna off Madala, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to Abuja from Suleja". Zuma Rock rises 725 meters (2,379 ft) above its surroundings.

Zuma is depicted on the 100 naira note. It was used for a defensive retreat by the Gbagyi people against invading neighboring tribes during intertribal warring.

It is impossible for Visitors and Tourists who come to Abuja not to see this magnificent structure, as it has always been a centre of attraction for them. Although it is located at Madala, Niger State, it has over time become a major symbol of Abuja’s landscape, due to its close proximity to Abuja City. Behind the rock is the Zuma Rock Nigerian Village, which was built to accommodate tourists visiting the rock.

Minna Airport is the closest airport to the Zuma Rock. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja is also close to the rock. Taxis are available to drive tourists from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to Zuma Rock. The journey takes about 45 minutes.

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