Kaduna state is one of the popular northern states in Nigeria. There are many notable urban centres in this state, and this write-up will list all towns and local government areas in Kaduna state.
Overview of Kaduna state
Located in the northwest zone of the country, Kaduna state takes its name from Kaduna city, a renown town and the state capital. The state is one of the collossal in the country, as it is ranked 4th by land area and it has the 3rd highest population in Nigeria.
With respect to economy, Kaduna state has one of the largest economy, and makes up 3.3% of Nigeria’s GDP. While agriculture has contributed 30% of SGDP in Kaduna state, Kaduna state can boost of commercial quantities of cotton and peanuts (groundnuts) for exporting and domestic extraction of Peanut oil. There are also mineral resources in the state and is complemented by various industries.
Full List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Kaduna State
There are twenty-three local government areas in Kaduna State. The major urban areas and towns in the state include Kaduna the state capital, Zaria, Kagoro , Kafanchan, Kachia, Nok, Makarfi, Birnin Gwari and Zonkwa.
Here is the rundown of towns that are in the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State:
Birnin Gwari Local Government Area
Birnin Gwari LGA is one of the local government areas in Kaduna State, and it has an administrative headquarter in Birnin Gwari town, where the region got a name. There are also towns like Dogon Dawa, Kakangi, Gayam, Kutemesi, Magajin, Tabanni, and Kuyelo also making up the area.
Chikun Local Government Area
Chikun LGA is a local government area in Kaduna State, and is headquartered in the town of Kujama. Other towns in the area are: Sabon-Tasha, Chikun, Kakau, Kuriga, Nassarawa, Rido, Gwagwada, Narayi, Ung.Yelwa among others.
Giwa Local Government Area
Giwa LGA has an administrative headquarters in Giwa town. Other notable urban areas in the area are Katangi, Kadage, Kidandan, Yakawada, Shika, Pan Hauya, Idasu, Gangara, Galadimawa and Danmahawayi.
Igabi Local Government Area
Igabi LGA is a local government area in Kaduna State, and has its administrative capital in the town of Turunku. Towns in this area include Afaka, Sabon-Birnin Daji, Kwarau, Rigachikun, Kerawa, Kawaraji, Gadan Gayan, and Birnin Yero.
Ikara Local Government Area
Ikara LGA is one of the twenty-three local government areas of Kaduna state and its capital is situated in the town of Ikara. There are many other notable towns in this area, and they include: Saya-Saya, Saulawa, Paki, Pala, Rumi, Kuya, Auchan, Kurmin Kogi and Furana.
Jaba Local Government Area
Jaba LGA is another local government area in Kaduna state. It has an headquarter in the town of Kwoi. There are many notable urban areas in this LGA, and they include: Sambam, Sabchem, Sabzuro, Nduyah, Nok, Fai, Fada, Dura, Daddu, Chori and Bitaro.
Jema’a Local Government Area
Jema’a LGA has an headquarter situated in the commercial town of Kafanchan. As a developed area, there are many urban centres in it, which include: Asso, Kagoma, Godogodo, Jagindi, Kaninkon, Maiqizo, Bedde, Atuku, Takau, Kafanchan and Jema’a.
Kachia Local Government Area
Kachia LGA is a very prominent area in Kaduna State. It is one of the local government area in the state and has a capital in the urbanised town of Kachia. Other notable towns in this area are Agunu, Kwaturu, Awon, Ankwa, Gumel, Kachia Urban, Katari, Doka, Bishini, Gidan Tagwai, Kurmin Musa and Sabon-Sarki.
Kaduna North Local Government Area
Kaduna North LGA has an headquarter in the town of Doka. There are also some notable urban areas in the place, these include Gabasawa, Gaji, Shaba, Hayin Banki, Kabala Costain, Kawo, Unguwan Dosa, unguwan Liman, Unguwan Sarki, Unguwan Shanu and Kaduna towns.
Kaduna South Local Government Area
Kaduna South LGA is a popular local government area in the state. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Makera. There are other major towns in the area, and they include Tudan Wada, Tudan Nuwapa, Sabon- Gari, Kakuri-Hausa, Kakuri-Gwari, Barnawa and Badoko.
Kagarko Local Government Area
Kagarko LGA has its headquarter in Kagarko, a town where the region got it name. There are many urban areas in this area, which include Kagarko, Jere, Iddah, Aribi, Kukui, Kushe and Kurmin Jibrin.
Kajuru Local Government Area
Kajuru LGA has an administrative headquarter in the town of Kajuru, a notable urban centre in the area. Buda, Maro, Rimau, Tantatu, Kutana, Kasuwan, Magani, Kallah, Idon, Afogo and Kajuru are the urban areas of note in the LGA.
Kaura Local Government Area
Kaura LGA is headquartered in the town of Kaura. The notable towns and districts in this LGA include Kukum Daji, Fadan Takad, Kadarko, Bondong, Garaji, Fadan Attakar, Fada Ciki Gari, Kaura, Manchok and Zankan.
Kauru Local Government Area
Kauru LGA has its administrative headquarter in Kauru town, among other urban areas like Dawaki, Pari, Makami, Geshere, Kamaru, Kauru West, Kauru East, Bital, Badurum Sama and Dawakasuwa.
Kubau Local Government Area
Kubau LGA is one of the local government area councils of Kaduna state. It is headquartered in the town of Auchau. Other towns and districts include Zuntu, Pambegua, Zabi, Kargi, Karreh, Haskiya, Damau, Dutsen Wai and Anchau.
Kudan Local Government Area
Kudan LGA is headquartered in the town of Hunkuyi and is one of the twenty-three Local Government Areas in Kaduna state. Other notable urban areas include: Kudan, Hunkuyi, Likoro, Zabi, Sabon Gari, Doka, Taba, Garu and Kauran Wali.
Lere Local Government Area
Lere LGA has an headquarter in Lere Town. Notable towns and urban areas in the area include Saminaka, Sabon Birnin, Ramin Kura, Lazuru, Kayarda, Yar Kasuwa, Dan Alhaji, Abadawa, Gure-Kahugu and Lere.
Makarfi Local Government Area
Makarfi LGA is one of the existing Local Government Areas in Kaduna state. It is headquartered in the town of Markafi, with other notable urban areas like Nasarawan Doya, Ruma, Gimi, Gazara, Meyere, Gubuchi, Dorayi, Durum and Gwanki making up the area.
Sabon Gari Local Government Area
Sabon Gari LGA is in number as one of the LGA of Kaduna State. Sabon Gari town is the area headquarters, with towns and districts of Bomo, Muchia, Hanwa, Dogarawa, Chikaji, Basawa, Jama’a, Zabi, Samaru, Sabon-Gari and Unguwan Gabas also making up.
Sanga Local Government Area
Sanga LGA of Kaduna State has an headquarter in the town of Gwantu. Other towns and urban communities are Gwantu, Aboro, Ayu, Wasa Station, Ninzam South, Ninzam West, Ninzam North Nnadu, Bokana, Arak, Sanga, Fadan Karshi and Fadan Ninzo.
Soba Local Government Area
Soba LGA of Kaduna State is among the twenty-three Local Government Areas, and it is headquartered in the town of Maigama. Other towns include: Saba Town, Turawa, Richifa, Rahama, Dan Wata, Garun Gwanki, Gimba, Kinkiba, Kwassallo, Maigana and Gamagira.
Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area
Zangon-Kataf LGA has a capital in the town of Zonkwa. Among other towns and urban communities of the area are Zonzon, Zango Urban 1, Zango Urban 2, Zaman Dabo, Gidan Jatau, Gora, Kamantan, Kamaru Ikulu, Madakiya, Unguwar Gaiya, Ungwan Rimi, and Zango-Kataf.
Zaria Local Government Area
Zaria LGA is a very developed and commercial area in Kaduna State. It is headquartered in the renown Zaria city, a notable urban centre in the state. Notable towns in the area include: Wucicciri, Kwarbai, Kaura, Dambo, Dutsen Abba, Kufena, Tudun Wada, Tukur-Tukur, Gyallesu, Ung.Juma, Limanchi, Ung.Fatika and Limancin-Kona.
There are many things to discover in the local government areas in Kaduna state and their towns. From the attraction sites to the numerous schools of learning, colleges, ancient buildings, etc. No wonder, Kaduna state is attributed as the ‘centre of learning’.