Kiyawa

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Kiyawa
LGA and town
Kiyawa is located in Nigeria
Kiyawa
Kiyawa
Coordinates: 11°47′05″N 9°36′30″E / 11.78472°N 9.60833°E / 11.78472; 9.60833
Country Nigeria
State Jigawa State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Kiyawa is a town and Local Government Area in Jigawa State, Nigeria.

Geography[edit]

Kiyawa is located at 11°47′05″N 09°36′30″E / 11.78472°N 9.60833°E / 11.78472; 9.60833Coordinates: 11°47′05″N 09°36′30″E / 11.78472°N 9.60833°E / 11.78472; 9.60833 and has an estimated population of 17,704. It is situated on the road running between Dutse and Azare with Dutse (30 km west), Jemma (35 km east), and Azare (65 km east).

History[edit]

In 1801 the Hausa ruler Yakubu was killed attempting to storm the Zamfara fortress located here.

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