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Capital: Katsina
Area: 24,192 km˛square
Population: 4,437,241 (1997 FOS est.)
Language:  Hausa
Governor: Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (PDP)
ISO 3166-2: NG-KT
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.
Location

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.

 

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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.

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People

 

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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.

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