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Katsina State
Nickname(s): 
Location of Katsina State in Nigeria
Location of Katsina State in Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Date created23 September 1987
CapitalKatsina
Government
 • Governor
(List)
Ibrahim Shema (PDP)
Area
 • Total24,192 km2 (9,341 sq mi)
Area rank17th of 36
Population
 (1991 census)
 • Total3,878,344
 • Estimate 
(2005)
6,483,429
 • Rank5th of 36
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • Year2007
 • Total$6.02 billion[1]
 • Per capita$1,017[1]
Time zoneUTC+01 (WAT)
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.[2]

Local Government Areas

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

People from Katsina State

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database)". Canback Dangel. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  2. Nkromah, Gamal. "Nigeria fastened with nails". Al-Ahram Weekly Online. Al-Ahram Weekly. Retrieved 2007-04-24.

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