Kaduna State


Kaduna State
Kaduna State
—  State  —
Nickname(s): Centre of Learning
Location of Kaduna State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 10°20′N 7°45′E / 10.333°N 7.75°E / 10.333; 7.75Coordinates: 10°20′N 7°45′E / 10.333°N 7.75°E / 10.333; 7.75
Country  Nigeria
Date created 27 May 1967
Capital Kaduna
Government
 – Governor
(List)
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa (PDP)
 – Senators
 – Representatives
Area
 – Total 46,053 km2 (17,781.2 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd of 36
Population (2006 census)1
 – Total 6,066,562
 – Rank 3rd of 36
 – Density 131.7/km2 (341.2/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 – Year 2007
 – Total $10.33 billion[1]
 – Per capita $1,666[1]
Time zone WAT (UTC+01)
ISO 3166 code NG-KD
^1 Preliminary results

Kaduna State is a state in central northern Nigeria. Its capital is Kaduna.

Contents

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:

  • Birnin Gwari
  • Chikun
  • Giwa
  • Igabi
  • Ikara
  • Jaba
  • Jema'a
  • Kachia
  • Kaduna North
  • Kaduna South
  • Kagarko
  • Kajuru
  • Kaura
  • Kauru
  • Kubau
  • Kudan
  • Lere
  • Makarfi
  • Sabon Gari
  • Sanga
  • Soba
  • Zangon Kataf
  • Zaria

Demographics

Kaduna State is mostly populated by Hausa, Gbagyi, Adara, Ham, Atyap, Bajjuu, Ninkyob, 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

  • Nigerian Defence Academy
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria
  • Federal University of Education, Zaria
  • Kaduna State University
  • Kaduna Polytechnic
  • Nigerian College of Aviation, Zaria
  • College of Education Gidan Waya-Kafanchan
  • Shehu Idris College of Health Health Sciences And Technology-Makarfi
  • College of Nursing-Kafanchan
  • Institute of Leather Research-Zaria
  • Federal College of Education-Zaria

Ref.Added-KAGAH,AYOK MUSA(2011),COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY MAKARFI-KADUNA STATE.

References

National Open University of Nigeria

Sources

External links


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