Gusau

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Gusau
Gusau is located in Nigeria
Gusau
Gusau
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 12°09′N 6°40′E / 12.150°N 6.667°E / 12.150; 6.667
Country  Nigeria
State Zamfara State
Area
 • Total 3,364 km2 (1,299 sq mi)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
3-digit postal code prefix 880
ISO 3166 code NG.ZA.GS

Gusau is a city and Local Government Area located in northwestern Nigeria. It is the capital of Zamfara State.

The LGA has an area of 3,364 km² and a population of 383,162 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 880.[1]

Geography[edit]

Gusau sits just north of a line drawn from Kebbe to Kano, and has an estimated population of 147,404.[2]

Its population is mostly Hausa with some Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo etc.

Government[edit]

Sharia practice was first declared in the city in 1999 by the governor Ahmed Sani (Yariman Bakura) and is still in force.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices- with map of LGA". NIPOST. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2010-02-20.