Jos 9°56′N 8°53′E / 9.933°N 8.883°E / 9.933; 8.883 is a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria.The city has a population of about 900,000 residents based on the 2006 census. Popularly called "J-town" or "Jesus Our Saviour" by the residents, it is the administrative capital of Plateau State.
The city is located on the Jos Plateau at an elevation of about 1,238 metres / 4,062 feet high above sea level. During British colonial rule, Jos was an important centre for tin mining. In recent years it has suffered violent religious clashes between its Muslim and Christian populations in 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2011.
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... The area known today as Jos is a city of commerce and a cluster of villages with indigenous peoples ... The Hausa population in Jos had a Hausa Chief in the native town and all other Tin Mine settlements, which they answered to ... This occurred in the late 1940s, when the title of any Chief of Jos became Gbong Gwom Jos ...