Katsina State, Nigeria
|Population:||6,483,429 (2005 est.)|
|Governor:||Aminu Bello Masari (APC)
|Date Created:||23 September 1987|
|Population Rank:||Ranked 5th|
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.
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.
Mainly hausa and fulani
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.
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
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