Gombe is the capital of the Nigerian state of Gombe and is located in the northeast of Nigeria. One calculation according to the 2012, the city has 198 546 inhabitants.
The present city of Gombe is preceded by an older, now Alt- Gombe Gombe or Abba -called settlement, which is 90 km north-west. 1919 moved the British colonial administration their local seat in tonight's Gombe. 1996 Gombe capital of the newly founded state of Gombe.
Gombe and its surroundings form the smallest of the eleven Local Government Areas ( LGA) of the state of Gombe with an area of 51.82 km ². In the previous 1991 census, the LGA had 169 783 inhabitants, which has a population density of 3276 inhabitants per km ². In the city itself at that time 163 604 inhabitants were counted.
In Gombe is the Abubakar Umar Memorial Stadium.