Kaduna State

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Kaduna State
Nickname(s): Centre of Learning
Location of Kaduna State in Nigeria
Location of Kaduna State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 10°20′N 7°45′E / 10.333°N 7.750°E / 10.333; 7.750Coordinates: 10°20′N 7°45′E / 10.333°N 7.750°E / 10.333; 7.750
Country  Nigeria
Date created 27 May 1967
Capital Kaduna
 • Governor
Mukhtar Yero (PDP)
 • Total 46,053 km2 (17,781 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd of 36
Population (2006 census)1
 • Total 6,066,562
 • Rank 3rd of 36
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
 • Year 2007
 • Total $10.33 billion[1]
 • Per capita $1,666[1]
Time zone WAT (UTC+01)
ISO 3166 code NG-KD
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Kaduna State is a state in central northern Nigeria. Its capital is Kaduna.



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[edit]

Kaduna State is divided into 23 Local Government Areas. They are:


Kaduna State, north central Nigeria, is populated by about 57 to 63 different ethnic groups, a claim which is subject to further study [citation needed]. Some of these groups are Hausa, Gbagyi, Ham, Bajju, Atyab, Oegworok, Takad, Gwong, Ninkyob, Akurmi (Kurama in Hausa), Adara, Nkoroo (Koro), and many more communities. Others are Akulu known as Ikulu, Osholio known as Marwa, Atuku, Gwandara, Numana, Ninzo, Aruruma, Surubu, etc. [2]


Kaduna is one of the education centers in Nigeria, with many colleges and the most recognized university in Nigeria

Nigeria college of aviation technology, Zaria

  • Nigerian Institute of transport technology, Zaria



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