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FACTS

Capital - Gusau

Motto - Farming is our Pride

Population - 3,838, 160 

Local Government Areas

        14

 

Anka, Bakura, Birnin,Magaji/Kiyaw, Bukkuyum, Bungudu, Tsafe, Gummi, Gusau, Kaura Namoda, Maradun, Maru, Shinkafi, Talata Mafara, Zurmi

GEOGRAPHY

 

Vegetation

 

Zamfara is located in the north west of Nigeria. It is in the Sudan Savvanah region which is characterised by short grasss plains interrupted by short trees. The area experiences low levels of rainfall and plants and snimals that are suited to this arid region include [XXXXXXXXX]

PEOPLE

 

Main ethnic groups: Hausa and Fulani. The Kanuri, Nupe, Tiv and many other ethnic groups are also found in this state in smaller numbers.

IMPORTANT SITES

Kiyawa City Walls

Kalale Hippopotamus Pond

Maru Wildlife 

QUICK HISTORY

 

Zamfara state was one of the old Hausa city-states Dutsi is believed to have been the first capital of Zamfara. The capital city has changed over time and was once located at  Birnin Zamfara. In the first half of the 18th century,Birnin Zamfara, was destroyed by the Gobir Kingdom and a new capital arose  in Anka. Zamfara became part of the Sokoto Caliphate in 1804 following the  jihad by Usman dan Fodio

The colonial era and the arrival of the British saw the importance of Gusau changing. Gusau became an important commercial and administrative center with road and rail networks. Zamfara would become first part of the  North West state and later Sokoto State, before becoming a state in its own right on October 1st 1996.

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