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Kastina State: List of Local Government Areas & Towns

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Katsina state is located in Northern Nigeria. The popular Katsina city is the most prominent town in the state. This write-up will list all towns that are situated in the thirty-four local government areas of Katsina state.

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Overview of Katsina State

Katsina state was created on Wednesday, 23rd September, 1987 by the military rigime of General Ibrahim Babangida. It occupies an area of about 23,938sq kilometers, and borders Kaduna state to the South, Jigawa and Kano States to the East, Zamfara State to the West and the Niger Republic to the North.

Katsina state has an estimated population of 5,792,578 people, based on 2006 census, and this make them one of the most populated states in the country. Hausa and Fulani are the major tribes in the state, with Islam being the predominant religion. Languages spoken in the state are Hausa and Fulfulde respectively.

Katsina state is very much inclined to agriculture, due to the enabling environment there. This is the main occupation of the people here as it is an economic work for all and sundry. The major crops grown in the State include, Millets, Guinea Corn, Groundnut, Maize, Cotton, Rice, Yam, Cassava, Sugar cane and Soya beans which are in commercial quantities.

List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Katsina State

Below are all thirty-four (34) local government areas in Katsina state, and the respective urban areas or towns within them:

Bakori Local Government Area

Bakori LGA is one of the thirty-four local government areas of Katsina State. Headquartered in the town of Bakori, there are other towns in the area. They include the following: Kakumi, Kandarawa, Kurami/Yankwani, Tsiga, Kabomo, Jargaba, Guga, Dawan Musa, Magaji, Kwantakwaram, Gazara and Barde.

Batagarawa Local Government Area

Batagarawa LGA is centred in Batagarawa town, where the area got it name from. There are other notable urban areas like Batagarawa, Barawa, Jino, Kayauki, Tsanni, Yargamji, Ajiwa, Bikiyawa and Dandagoro which makeup the area.

Batsari Local Government Area

Batsari LGA is headquartered in the town of Batsari, the most remote area in the LGA. Other notable urban areas in the area include the following: Kagara, Abadau, Batsari, Magaji, Kandawa, Karare, Madogara, Manawa, Ruma, Wagini, Yauyau/Mailamawa and Yangaiya.

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Baure Local Government Area

Baure LGA of Katsina State has its administrative headquarter in Baure Town, where the area got it name. Notable urban areas in the area include: Agala, Baure, Garki, Kagara, Mai-Bara, Taramnawa, Yanduna, Unguwar, Muduri, Babban-Mutum, Yanmauuli Rai and Hui.

Bindawa Local Government Area

Bindawa LGA is one of the thirty-four local government areas of Katsina State. It has an headquarter in the town of Bindawa. Urban areas in the area include Doro, Faru/Dallaji, Gaiwa, Giremawa, Jibawa, Kamri, Shibdawa, Tama/Daye, Yangoro and other sub towns and villages.

Charanchi Local Government Area

Charanchi LGA’s headquarter is situated in the Town of Charanchi, a remote area in the state. Towns and notable communities in the area include: Banye, Charanchi, Doya, Radda, Safana, Ganuwa, Koda, Kuraye, Tsakatsa, Maje, Wayya, Dafara, Kadanye, Kumuye, Kuraje, Tsaski, Yaruku, and Yana.

Dan-Musa LGA

Dan-Musa LGA of Katsina State has an administrative headquarter in Dan-Musa town. There are other notable urban areas in Dan-Musa LGA. They include the following: Dan Ali, Dan Alkima, Dandire 1 & 2, Dan Musa 1 & 2, Mai Dobino 1 & 2, Mara and Yantumaki.

Dandume LGA

Dandume LGA is a local government area in Katsina State. It has an headquarter in the town of Dandume. Towns in this are include: Magaji Wando 1 & 2, Dandume 1 & 2, Mahuta 1 & 2, Nasaarawa, Tumbarkai, Dan-Soda, Dantakari, Ilalla, Jiruwa, Magaji-Wando, Mahuta and Mai Kwama.

Danja Local Government Area

Danja Local Government Area of the state has its administrative headquarter in Danja town. Other notable towns and communities in the area include Dabai, Danja, Jiba, Kahutu, Tandama, Tsaugamuwa (Tsangamawa) and Yakaji.

Daura Local Government Area

Daura LGA is a notable local government area in Katsina State. It has an headquarter in the town of Daura, with towns like Daberam, Gurjiya, Sharawa Daura, Maji Yawa, Yarogel, Ganga, Suduji, Bauni, Zari, Bojo, Daura, Don-Nakola Garjiya, Dunu, Lambu-Tudu, Jambu, Kalgo, Kamfawa and Kurneji also making up the area. Daura LGA is the home of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dutsi Local Government Area

Dutsi LGA of Katsina State has an administrative headquarter in the town of Dutsi. Towns in the area include: Baugel, Dan Rumai, Sirika, Madawa, Kayawa, Macinawa, Makan Gara, Tashar-Wali, Yamel, Shargalle, Danaunai, Dinya Mai, Be’al, Beguwa, Danaunai and Dan-Kowa.

Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area

Dutsin-Ma LGA is a prominent local government area in Katsina state. The developed town of Dutsin-Ma, which is the administrative headquarter of the area,  houses a Federal University. Other notable urban areas in the area include: Bagagadi, Dagelawai, Dan-Ali, Dorawa, Katanga, Dabawa, Kagara and Rayi-Faguwa.

Faskari Local Government Area

Faskari LGA is headquatered in the town of Faskari, which is the most developed area in the local government area. Mairuwa, Bakarya, Doma, Bagudu, Bele, Bilbis, Karmanje U/Bikka, Fankama, Kogo, Kwabirshawa, Mai Gora, Birnin Kogo, D/Ba’u, Kwakware Sheme, Daudawa and Kanon Haki towns are the notable urban areas in Faskari LGA.

Funtua Local Government Area

Funtua LGA is a prominent local government area in Katsina State. Funtua, a semi-urban town in the area, is the administrative headquarter of the LGA. Notable towns and districts in the area include Dukke, F/Dadutsi, F/Maikatawa, F/Ta Gabas, F/TaYamma, F/Tanimu, F/Tudu, F/Wawa, Farin, Goya, Illala, Jabiri, Maigamiji, Mairuwa, Makera, Maska and other urban areas.

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Ingawa Local Government Area

Ingawa LGA is one of the thirty-four local government areas in Katsina state. The area has Ingawa town as it administrative headquarter, with other urban areas like Agayawa, Bidore, Dara, Yaya, Dugul, Daunaka and Jobe also making up the area.

Jibia Local Government Area

Jibia LGA is a local Government Area in Katsina State. The area has it headquarters in the town of Jibia. Notable towns like Farfaru, Mallamawa, Gangara, Kusa, Riko, Yangaiya, Gulbin Baure, Magama, Maje, Mallamawa, Mazanya and Bugaje also makeup the area.

Kafur Local Government Area

Kafur town which is the administrative headquarter of Kafur LGA is a well known town in the state. Other notable urban areas include: Yari-Bori, Masari, Mahuta, Gozaki, Kanya, Dustin Kura, Dantutture, Yar-Talata, Kafur, Rigaji, Barakai, Dan Kanjiba, Dan Kwaro, Dantige, Dayawa, Dutse, Dutsin-Yanke and Gamzako.

Kaita Local Government Area

Kaita LGA of Katsina State is headquatered in Kaita Town. There are other notable urban areas in the area which include: Baawa, Dankaba, Dankama, Girka, Karta, Matsai, Yandaki, Yanhoho, Abdallawa, Allemi, Bado, Dagon Dawa, Damgamji, DanBazau, DanKunama, DanTudu, Dankunama, Daurawa, Tsamiye and Dumbasa.

Kankara Local Government Area

Kankara LGA is by area the largest local government area of Katsina State. Other towns in the area include: Kankara, Zango, Zabaro, Wawarkaza, Hurya, Burdugau, Dan Murabu Garaji, Dan Maidaki, Gatakawa, Kukasheka, Pauwa, Almajiraiwa, Arewa, Bagoma and Da-Kumeji.

Kankia Local Government Area

Kankia LGA also known as Kankiya LGA is one of the local government areas in Katsina State. It is headquatered in the town of Kankia with other towns like Sakuntuni, Rimaye, Tafashiya, Nassarawa, Kunduru, Kafin Dangi, Fakuwa, Galadima, Gachi, Gyaza, Magam, Kankia, Tsa, Dan Doro and Gidan Mutum also making up the area.

Katsina Local Government Area

Katsina LGA has an headquarter in the capital city of Katsina. This is the most developed area in the state. Notable urban areas in Katsina LGA include Wakilin Yamma, Galadiman, Gabasawa, Baki Yawa, Dandagora, Galadiman Arewa, Ajiwa, Dustin Safe, Galadiman Kudu, Gwado, Jino, Kayauki, Madaji Madu, Modoji and Shinkafi.

Kurfi Local Government Area

Kurfi town is the administrative headquarter of this local government area. There are many other urban areas in Kurfi local government areas, which include: Birchi, Barkiya, Rawayau, Tsauri, Wurma, Gwanzo, Kufan Agga, Kware, Tamawa and Tamu.

Kusada Local Government Area

Kusada LGA is one of the local government area in Katsina State. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Kusada, and other towns in the area include: Kofa, Dudunni, Yashe, Kusada, Bauranya, Aganta, Baurawa, Dangamau, Kai-Kai, Magama-Gidan Mutun Daya, Mairana, Mawashi and Tufani.

Mai-Adua Local Government Area

Mai-Adua LGA’s headquarter is in the town of Mai’Adua, with towns like Koza, Mai-Koni, Natsalle, Mai-Adua, Saitawa, Makerawa, Kwadage, Galadimawa, Baida, Buduma, Bula, Daba, Dadin Sarki, Dagon Hawa, Dagura, Dan Nasara and Kurchi also making up the area.

Malumfashi Local Government Area

Malumfashi LGA is headquartered in Malumfashi town. There are other towns in the area and they include: Yarmama, Yaba, Rawan Sanyi, Na-Alma, Karfi, Dayi, Birin Dawa, Dansarai, Gorar Dansaka, Agagiwa, Allah Madagara, Almakiyayi and Yaro.

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Mani Local Government Area

Mani LGA is on of Katsina local government areas, and is headquartered in the town of Mani, where it got it name from. Notable urban areas in the area include: Bagiwa, Kwotta, Machika, Muduru, Jani, Bujawa, Gewayau, Aliyaba, Bakan Karo, Birjiwa, Dawan-Makawu, Duwan, Gajema and Hancheta.

Mashi Local Government Area

Mashi LGA has it administrative headquarter in the town of Mashi. Other towns in the area include the following: Gallu, Jigawa, Karau, Sonkaya, Tamilo, Agalla, Badauri, Bamle, Birnin Kuka, Dindiyel, Dokawa, Jigawa, Karawa, Majigiri, Mashi, Morawa, Shargalle and Saye.

Matazu Local Government Area

Matazu LGA is headquartered in the town of Matazu and the urban areas include Sayaya, Mazoji, Kogari, Karaduwa, Gwarjo, Dissii, Dan-Kwari, Gidan-Dangata, Gidan-Karo, Gyazawa, Jataka, Jumawa, Karmatako, Rinjin-Gora, Rinjin-Idi and others.

Musawa Local Government Area

Musawa LGA has it administrative headquarters in the town of Musawa. Notable urban areas in the area include: Dangani, Danjanku, Karachi, Gingin, Tuge, Yaradau, Tabanni, Kurkujan, Kira, Aljawa, Daminawa, Dan Kado, Farin-Dutse, Filalawa, Garu etc.

Rimi Local Government Area

Rimi LGA is one of the thirty-four local government areas of Katsina State. Headquartered in Rimi town which doubles as an area council headquarters, the area council consists of other notable urban areas which include Sabon-Garin, Iyatawa, Kurabau, Masabo, Makurda, Remawa, Majengobir, Kadandani, Fardami, Abukur, Allaraini, Bardayya, Bujawa and Dan Musa.

Sabuwa Local Government Area

Sabuwa LGA is headquartered in the town of Sabuna, where the area got it name from. Other notable towns in the area include Sayau, Damari, Dugun Mu’Azu, Gamji, Machika, Rafin Iwa, Maibbako, Albasa, Awala, Doka, Gazari, Ginanna Gobirawa, Hayin Issau, Kabalawa, Katsalle, Mazare and Rumada.

Safana Local Government Area

Safana LGA of Katsina State has an headquarter in the town of Safana, with towns like Zakka, Runka, Baure, Tsaskiya, B/Dahu, Bare-Bari, Baude, Dabbana Duhu, Dan-Jukku, Dan-Magaya, Gora, Guzarawa, Illela, Kunamawa, Maikada, Mammadau, Moniya and Unadau still making up the area.

Sandamu Local Government Area

Sandamu is a town and also the local government area headquarters. Towns in Sandamu LGA include the following: Danji, Rade, Sandamu, Katsayal, Karkarku, Kwasarawa, Dadin-Kowa, Rijiyar Tsamiya, Ruma, Damagi Yan-Manuwa, Duku-Duku, Fago, Gazori, Ingawa, Jar-Kuka, Jiba, Kaibaki etc.

Zango Local Government Area

Zango LGA is in list as one of the thirty-four local government areas of Katsina state. With an administrative headquarter in the town of Zango, other notable urban areas include: Yardaje, Sara, Dargage, Garni, Gwamba, Kanda, Kawarin Kudi, Ragogo-Cidari and Molawamai Madaka.

Conclusion

Katsina state slogan is the ‘State of Harmony’, and it is one of the most populous state in Nigeria. This is due to the numbers of people and residents which make up the State. The state has a number of notable personalities which spearhead the state’s view. They are few to mention: President Muhammadu Buhari, Aminu Bello, and the late Nigerian President, Umaru Musa Yaradua.

Moreover, there are many urban areas in Katsina. This article have listed all towns and the local government areas that they are situated within Kastina state.

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