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Kaduna State
Nickname(s): 
Location of Kaduna State in Nigeria
Location of Kaduna State in Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Date created27 May 1967
CapitalKaduna
Government
 • Governor
(List)
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa (PDP)
Area
 • Total46,053 km2 (17,781 sq mi)
Area rank3rd of 36
Population
 (2006 census)1
 • Total6,066,562
 • Rank3rd of 36
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • Year2007
 • Total$10.33 billion[1]
 • Per capita$1,666[1]
Time zoneUTC+01 (WAT)
ISO 3166 codeNG-KD
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Kaduna State is a state in central northern Nigeria. Its capital is Kaduna.

Geography

History

The state is the successor to the old Northern Region of Nigeria, which had its capital at Kaduna. In 1967 this was split up into six states, one of which was the North-Central State, whose name was changed to Kaduna State in 1976. This was further divided in 1987, losing the area now part of Katsina State. Under the governance of Kaduna is the ancient city of Zaria.

Administrative divisions

Kaduna State is divided into 23 Local Government Areas. They are:

Demographics

Kaduna State is mostly populated by Hausa, Gbagyi, Adara, Ham, Atyap, Bajjuu, Nikyob, Kurama, Koro ,zango kataf ,mada and Agworok ethnic communities.[2]

Education

Kaduna is one of the education centers in Nigeria, with many colleges and most recognized university in NIgeria

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database)". Canback Dangel. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  2. http://www.onlinenigeria.com/map.gif

Sources

External links

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