Jimeta is a city in northern Nigeria in Adamawa State and one of the twin cities Yola Jimeta. The older of the two cities - Yola - located about nine kilometers to the south. The 1991 census showed 141,000 inhabitants for Jimeta. Still under the administration of the Fulani, the two cities were united in 1935, but in 1955 received Jimeta back his independent status with its own city council.

Jimeta has the Benue an important river port, which in the rainy season ( mid-July to mid-October ) takes enough water to allow even deeper boats all the way up down to Niger for export. These boats carry mainly raw peanuts and cotton from Cameroon and hides and skins from the immediate hinterland. Short trading happens on the waterways mainly with food and livestock.