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Katsina State, Nigeria ( Overview, History and Summary Information )


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Katsina State, Nigeria

 
Katsina State
—  State  —
Nickname(s): Home of Hospitality
Location of Katsina State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°15′N 7°30′E / 12.25°N 7.5°ECoordinates12°15′N 7°30′E / 12.25°N 7.5°E
Country Nigeria
Date created23 September 1987
CapitalKatsina
Government
 - Governor
(List)
Ibrahim Shema (PDP)
 - Senators 
 - Representatives 
 
Area
 - Total
 24,192 km2 (9,340.6 sq mi)
Area rank17th of 36
Population (1991 census)
 - Total3,878,344
 - Estimate (2005)6,483,429
 - Rank5th of 36
 Density160.3/km2 (415.2/sq mi)
 
GDP (PPP)
 - Year
 2007
 - Total$6.02 billion
 - Per capita$1,017[1]
Time zoneWAT (UTC+01)
ISO 3166 codeNG-KT

Katsina State is a state in northern Nigeria. Its capital is Katsina, and its governor is Ibrahim Shema, a member of the People's Democratic Party. In 1987, Katsina State was formed from part of Kaduna State.

Demographics

The state is mostly Muslim, and the Hausa people (sometimes grouped with the Fulani as Hausa-Fulani) are the largest ethnic group.

 

Local Government Areas

Of Nigeria's 774 Local Government Areas, 34 are in Katsina State. They are:

  • Bakori
  • Batagarawa
  • Batsari
  • Baure
  • Bindawa
  • Charanchi
  • Dan Musa
  • Dandume
  • Danja
  • Daura
  • Dutsi
  • Dutsin-Ma
  • Faskari
  • Funtua
  • Ingawa
  • Jibia
  • Kafur
  • Kaita
  • Kankara
  • Kankia
  • Katsina
  • Kurfi
  • Kusada
  • Mai'Adua
  • Malumfashi
  • Mani
  • Mashi
  • Matazu
  • Musawa
  • Rimi
  • Sabuwa
  • Safana
  • Sandamu
  • Zango

People from Katsina State

  • Muhammed Bello, Sultan of Sokoto
  • Mohammed Bello, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Muhammadu Buhari, former military leader
  • Amina Lawal, woman sentenced to death for giving birth to a child outside of wedlock (the sentence was overturned)
  • Aliyu Musa, member of the House of Representatives for the Bindawa/Mani constituency
  • Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, politician and major general
  • Umaru Yar'adua, former President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010 and former governor; brother of Shehu
  • Hamza Rafindadi Zayyad, former head of the Technical Committee on Privatization and Commercialization
  • Abdulmuminu Kabir,Emir of Katsina
  • Isa Kaita, first northern Nigeria minister of education and speaker of the house of parliament
  • Hassan Usman former military vice president and governor of the northern region.
  • Mohammed Tukur Liman former senate president

 

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