Katsina State, Nigeria

Capital: Katsina
Area: 24,192 km˛square
Population: 4,437,241 (1997 FOS est.)
Language:  Hausa
Governor: Ibrahim Shema (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-KT
Date Created: 23 September 1987
Population Rank: Ranked 5th

About

Katsina State is a state in northern Nigeria. Its capital is Katsina. The state was formed in 1987 from part of Kaduna State.

The State is bounded in the East by Kano State, in the West by Sokoto State, in the South by Kaduna State and in the North by the Niger Republic.

History

Katsina State was created in September 1989 and carved out of the former Kaduna State.

It is made up of two emirates which feature prominently in the establishment of the seven Hausa Kingdoms.

The lineage between Bayajida and Daurama produced the founders of Daura, Katsina, Zaria, Kano, Rano Gobir and Biram. The legendary Kusugu well where the snake called Sarki was slain is one of the torist attractions of Daura.

Katsina was founded by Kumayo and before the Fulani conquest had been an important seat of learning and a commercial centre of the trans-Saharan Trade. It provided one of the earliest education centres of the north.

People

Mainly hausa and fulani

Local Government Areas

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

Education

Business Opportunities

Tourism

300 years old Gobarau Minaret Katsina Monument/Cultural * 10th Century Kusugu Well, Monument/Cultural Daura * Emir of Katsina Palace Cultural * 11th Century KASTINA City Walls of 7 gates Monument/Cultural * Jibia Holiday Resort, Jibia Resort/Man-made

Useful Resources

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Contact

State Liason Office:
26/28, Kofo Abayomi Street Victoria Island Lagos. Block 14/15 Imani Estate, Shehu Shagari way, Maitama District Garki Abuja