Jos is a sleepy city in the middle belt of Nigeria. Set on a hilly top with an elevation of nearly 1,300m above sea level, Jos is also known as Tin City because of its vast deposits of tin that attracted British administrators during the colonial period.
The cool, near temperate weather — with temperatures falling to below 13 degrees on occasion — is perhaps the city’s biggest attraction for expatriates and locals alike, making it by far the coolest place in Nigeria. The relatively cold weather has also allowed for the cultivation of exotic crops, such as apples, strawberries, and Irish potatoes.
Jos also boasts intriguing rock formations. The city is connected to the rest of Nigeria by rail, road, and air, with a university, wildlife park, national museum, and several other places of interest. Birom is the local language, but Hausa and English are widely spoken as well.